Aesthetic consulting + creative operations solutions by Alexia Lewis

Posts tagged contemporary art
That Time Kara Walker Slayed You | #WCW

As it went with a lot of her past works of art, this one was no exception when it comes to controversy.  There is a sizable population of black people in America who absolutely do not want our history and past as slaves depicted at all in front of white people, even when the depiction is a criticism and wake-up call. To be frank, I can't say that I respect their opinion, but I do respect their right to how they feel about it. They were present for "the show".  Also present - oblivious white people who took Walker's spectacle as an opportunity to be complete buffoons.

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Made in LA 2014: The Hammer Biennial | A Review

I've often said that there's a certain je ne sais quoi about Los Angeles that makes it more hospitable to the beginnings of an art career than other cities.  Berlin is the only other place I can think of that compares, it's just that there's no beaches there.  Because of that certain something in the air here, LA is a magnet for artists of all stripes and talents, and with that comes a lot of mediocrity.  In my opinion, a good 80% of art being shown and promoted here - both "outsider" and "legit" - is complete and utter bullshit.  But man oh man does that last 20% make up for it.

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