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Gary Tinterow, curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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MAGAZINE RACK
by Grant Mandarino



In the eyes of many today, stodgy mediums like painting and sculpture can’t compete with performance when it comes to subverting esthetic and social norms. Insofar as it insists upon fluidity between art and life, "the performative," so the boosters bleat, retains a radical edge all other forms of artistic practice have lost. It’s the final refuge of avant-gardism.

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