I am probably sitting on about a half-dozen posts that remain un-solidified. Oh well. Have been reading these Donald Kuspit chapters, trying to keep up with them anyway. Here is a little sample of what I thought was fun.
Conceptual art also signals the crisis of representation that was responsible for avant-garde art from the beginning. The "impossibility" of art is tied to this crisis, that is, the recognition of the difficulty of making a representation adequate to modern life led to the realization that it was impossible to make art, which is at bottom what Conceptual art is about.I still wonder sometimes why the NYC art scene so hates Kuspit. I think it is pretty telling that someone NOT writing in pretensia meets such a wall of silence. For you non-artist readers, print these chapters out (I know you all have office jobs). They're pretty indispensable and cut through a lot of the nonsense. The latest one on Kiefer is a bunch of good fun and remember this stuff is all like 25 and 30 years ago.