Tuesday, October 09, 2007
There is an article about this in NYT.
I am so undecided about this issue. I couldn't see anything in the pieces that were destroyed that I would go out of my way to view, let alone support. The subject matter was really the only challenge to the work. It seemed fairly straightforward and formal. Maybe that's part of Serrano's aesthetic, I don't know. This kind of work just doesn't do anything for me. All it did was raise a lot of questions --
1 Who does validate this work?
2 Does one group have the right to decide what can be shown at a venue?
3 Why would someone choose to view this work?