12/10/10

Picking around 2



Vivian Rehberg: Shock of the old


"...Artistically, we seem to be living in highly retrospective and pluralistic times. Yet it somehow goes without saying that the diverse archival, ethnographic, documentary and historiographic impulses, the re-enactments and recalibrations of historical events and narratives, and the widespread references to Modernism and conceptualism that are so representative of our contemporaneity make no restorative or revivalist claims, after Postmodernism. They are somehow all equally uncompromised by the tainted hope of continuity with the past; they do not explicitly align with any notions of artistic tradition..." (Read the full article @ frieze.com)




Pordenone Montanari, Ritratto di giovane tennista (Portrait of a young tennis player)