If one is to continue to paint or write as the political trap seems to close upon him he must perhaps have the extremist faith in sheer possibility.
"You" by Urs Fischer
Today I look at how various artists over recent time have reacted against the idea that developed through the history of art of the gallery as a sacred place, and the art within as items to be worshipped.
A recent installation in New York by Urs Fisher takes place inside a gallery, while some of his antecendents had moved their work outside the gallery.
Urs Fischer has reduced Gavin Brown’s Enterprise to a hole in the ground...
"Rabbit" Jeff Koons 1986 Stainless Steel 41 x 19 x 12 inches
Class notes from Poetic Non-Representational Acrylic Painting with Andrew Long, Fall 2007
The object in the painting - is it being an object vs. being a facsimile of the object? Does it have a history, a great hook, and richness, a fullness, or is it empty?
What's the difference between this abstract piece of art and wallpaper?