Search the whole artnet database
Subscribe to our RSS feed:

RSS Feed Button








Model of the New Museum building in Klara Lidenís Untitled (2008), in "After Nature" at the New Museum
   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  

LETíS GET SERIOUS FOR
A MOMENT

by Jerry Saltz



While a large segment of the art world has obsessed over a tiny number of stars and their prices, an esthetic shift has been occurring. Itís not a movement -- movements are more sure of themselves. Itís a change of mood or expectation, a desire for art to be more than showy effects, big numbers and gamesmanship. Itís a shift from theatricality to actual drama, from art about selling art to an art thatís serious and ironic at the same time, eager for audiences but not slick and accessorized. Some of it is really good; some already looks like neo-Romantic dreck.

...more




artnet—The Art World Online. ©2014 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. All rights reserved. artnet® is a registered trademark of Artnet Worldwide Corporation, New York, NY, USA.