Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Almost Blue.

Pawel Althamer’s Skin (1997) and Self Portrait (Mask) (2008)

Don't miss "Feeling Blue", Peter Schjeldahl's fabulous review of After Nature at The New Museum. It's so good it actually made me want to go see something at The New Museum. Seriously devastating piece of writing. My only quibble with the review is that he was off by one Whitney Biennial when he wrote about melancholy busting through the seams in the 2008 Biennial. I thought we started to see that melancholy in 2006. That Biennial might have looked angry but just under it's thrashing surface was a well of sadness and a sense of defeat.

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