The Stone City

Words Made to Last

Monday, April 03, 2006


Via Marginal Revolution, a nice insight into the problem with art today:
This, the artist and writer Art Spiegelman pointed out to me recently, may be the biggest change in art during the last half-century or so: that more and more artists make works they never expect will be lived with, looked at day in, day out by the same person; that much art is made for fairs or museums, designed to grab a distracted passerby's attention without needing to be experienced twice.
Given that I know in advance that I will not look at something twice, I hope I can be forgiven for not wanting to trouble to look at it even once.