I'm apparently out of original thought this week. Blame it on lack of sleep, too much Halloween candy, and an unhealthy addiction to playing with The Black Lodge.
From the NYT : Performance Art Gets Its Biennial
Also from the NYT : 'Ecstasy' at Museum of Contemporary Art, LA
Tonight at the Warehouse : "Hey, is that a boy or a girl?" : Artists look at gender ; opening reception 6-10 pm
On Eyeteeth : A Brief Conversation with Robert Storr : interesting comment on political/socially critical art from Storr
I'm also of the view that sometimes people who should be socially active take refuge in art and make art as an alternative to being involved in the sort of nuts and bolts and oftentimes boring business of organizing and voting and demonstrating and doing all that. I think we've been through a period where a lot of people have very sophisticated political ideas based on a whole series of postmodern thinkers but actually they do almost nothing, and they have avoided the full implications of having a political understanding of the world by having such a good rap.