Friday, April 02, 2004

"The art historian Michael Fried used the word theatricality to describe this phenomenon of Minimalism, by which he meant to attack it, although theatricality can be taken as an attribute. No longer a passive object on a pedestal or an illusion painted on a canvas on a wall, art now entailed real form in real space, experienced in real time."(NYTimes | ART REVIEW | 'A MINIMAL FUTURE')

:: note :: . . . minimalism . . . as an ism has been pleasing to me . . . the clean, sharp aesthetic has always attracted my eye . . . the bold choices have stirred interest . . . the attack "but is it art?" and the usually following dismissal left me confused . . . the work never needed justification only appreciation . . .