"A lot of media have suddenly taken notice of an artist who has been well-known in Canada since the 1970s. They have taken notice because he was recently awarded the Governor-General's Award for visual art. Now that they have taken notice, they have decided they don't like him, that he is a charlatan and an outrage and a waste of taxpayers' money. "(Globe&Mail | Entertainment | Russell Smith By RUSSELL SMITH)
:: note :: . . . at the same time as wood s lot . . . with his William Ropp's site link, sent me to this feed which led to a reminisce about Otto Muehl, Nitsch and the whole Vienna Aktionismus . . . I encounter the almost trivial and petty discourse of art today . . . at least the prattle of newspaper journalism . . . three years ago newspapers were my daily read . . . today it is the blogosphere . . . what a wonderful difference . . .