Monday, July 21, 2008

Instant Crits!

Frame from Daniel Clowe's "Art School Confidential" comic

The Instant Critique Phrase Generator (found via C-Monster) can give you the input and vocabulary you've been looking for! All the art-speak jargon a person could ever want! No more sitting around in a quiet room postulating artists intentions to smooth jazz or hipster background noise (ala Sigur Ros) - just type in a few numbers and bingo! - great phrases like this:

"I'm surprised that no one's mentioned yet that the metaphorical resonance of the facture visually and conceptually activates a participation in the critical dialogue of the 90s. "


"I find this work menacing/playful because of the way the reductive quality of the Egyptian motifs notates the exploration of montage elements. "


"It's difficult to enter into this work because of how the mechanical mark-making of the figurative-narrative line-space matrix spatially undermines the substructure of critical thinking."

see also::

Impenetrable Prose from the Whitney Biennial


Artists Forced to Explain Modern Art, Critics Complain


katharine said...

take a look at Carol Diehl's blog to read the many responses to her post about the writing in the catalog for the Whitney Biennial this year.

Nathan said...

great stuff. thanks for the link. artspeak can be so full of forced meaning/importance that it means little at all beyond intellectual masturbation. here's another interesting related link:


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