Ben Davis on the Age of Semi-Post-Postmodernism artnet / AFC


- bill 5-23-2010 11:46 pm

Just responded to Howard again. He's a print guy but actually seems curious about our little planet.
- tom moody 5-24-2010 4:12 am [add a comment]


hes (was) also a good artist.
- bill 5-24-2010 12:16 pm [add a comment]


I remember his work from the mags but never saw it in person. It was assemblage/found object, right? I know from his writing he's a Broodthaers fan so I assume there is an element of institutional critique. I also assume that's why he is still following the semi-post-post-modernism dialog (and thinks I should too) even though it seems to fill him with despair.
- tom moody 5-24-2010 12:58 pm [add a comment]


i recall seeing a re-fabricated, full scale "Graceland" front gate in one of his shows.

i do like how davis breaks down pomo's current status. a great stagnant postmodernism is almost a guarantee of mediocre art production.


- bill 5-24-2010 1:10 pm [add a comment]


Agreed, but then he can't see anyway around it so I suggest one and it's Oh, Mr. Tech Lover.
- tom moody 5-24-2010 1:54 pm [add a comment]





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