Wednesday, June 02, 2010
No Main Veins.
I was struck by this photo from Marina Abramovic's Lips of Thomas on view at Sean Kelly Gallery through June 19. Like all good art, it made me think of Slayer. More specifically, it made me think of the legendary Slayer fan who had their name carved into his arm. If it's an aware intention that makes art, then Marina has that covered. The Slayer fan: maybe not so much.
I'd argue that the search for ritual and meaning bonds the two acts together though, however artless the Metal-headed cutlery application might be. For better or worse, one way or another, sometimes we find our way in.