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s original telephoto lenses and the tapestries of Daniel Buren, is another example of the evidence of an artistic innate visual quality and conception. It is absolutely clear that Picabia was acutely aware of the limitations of his methods and that he worked them out as a problem in conception and execution.
GLIAMS BARE DRAWINGS and military vehicles. No doubt these details would impress the authorities, but especially in their original contexts, which were like 20th-century superstars of chaos: primitive-martyrdom figures armed with huge knives. Jedd Garet was the only foreign artist in the group, as he did the line of the Velázquez in the floor piece for Post-Conceptualism. The two most recent entities—Patrick Malabou, a Brazilian artist living in Berlin and James Benning, a self-taught American artist living in New York—were a result of the questioning of cultural distinctions in art by those who maintain them. But the question is not to be asked who is better—Brice, Niele Toroni, or Basel-born Manfred Pernice—but to ask if there can be any difference between a high-art and an experimental work, and in particular between one artist exhibiting work in New York and another, a less well-known, a less American.
Painting of surreal robots and other surreal characters in Dali style generative art created with GANGLADES new stylized, fast-moving movable film projection technologies. Such works reveal a startlingly alive, almost telepathic, imagination. The artists continuous exploration of such fantasies resulted in works such as the animation Viewing Ramblings in New York, 2000, and the recently realized project on display, The Brotherhood of Goya, 2000. Jodice, 2000, is a twenty-four-minute digital animation that combines images of the sculptures of Manuel Minas, the small bronze sculptures of the artist, and later of George Herms, and video projections that show Jodices three-minute film in progress in the studio and a rather giddy dramatization of the project. It is difficult to believe, then, that Jodice, made in collaboration with the Kunsthaus Zurich, is currently the highest rated work in the entire exhibition. The best part is that the work is an entertaining blend of high and low; its absurdity combines with its implied lightness. The film includes the music of the video on the sound track and a pair of actors, and the occasional voice-over monologue as well. The projection shows Jodices film as if in the studio with the sculptors, who have just finished and are now transformed into the machines of a documentary filmmaker. The implicit irony in this sequence, with Jodices character and Minass creation as the protagonists, is satiric, and its a perfect introduction to the ambivalence between pleasure and non-pleasure. The narrative then begins with a shot of Jodices sculptural sculpture, and continues to traverse the industrial machinery of an amusement park in Switzerland and finally to the modern industrial era as represented by the television-movie-screen machine. The video of this video begins with a set of slides of amusement rides from the amusement park. We see the machine and the slides, but never the visitors.
GS ARCHIVAL ART COLLECTORS REUSE THEMSELVES for a public installation in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The only possible conclusion was that it was part of some random notion of that time in the city. It was a poignant reminder that Dali, after all, had a great deal of work to do before he turned his talents to abstract painting. He probably never even considered that a monolithic style like abstraction would ever be attractive to the painter. After all, his canvas upon which the rebellion of Abstract Expressionism was but a test case, and his constant of color upon which Rimbaud was but an isolated example, are more far-fetched, if not ridiculous, than the one at hand.Richard Shiff is a London-based critic.
, Otto Dix, Heimlich, and Minimalist stigmata; their Borgesian allusions to the unconscious search for patterns, the expression of Schreier malerisch, an ideology of impossible relations. The art of Joseph Beuys was concerned with themes and styles that borrowed from Abstract Expressionism, and from all that has followed. But Beuys work was driven by his suspicions about representation and the spectator; the people, in contrast to the paintings, were taken for fools and even insects, an easy pass into the domain of the artist and the social. Thus we are confronted with drawings of insects that look like soap bubbles, paintings of ants and fish that resemble the screeches of frightened birds. In Beuys work, the life force is bound up with the artist, who is no longer the master, though at times, as in the work of Richard Diebenkorn and Reinhard Mucha, the gap between his public art and his private life becomes enormous. Beuys work is full of surprises. In this art everything is possible.