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The interpretation of a system versus the system is polarized, depending on contexta flaw in communication that implies discrepancies within language. Is no structure sacred?
No smoke, no mirrors, just you and the canvas. Contemporary abstract painting, the sexiest of which is being called Casualism, considers imperfection a lynchpin.
Exhibition making is far from rocket science, yet books, master’s programs, and magazines suggest a genius in curation. GDA1anonymous, the current exhibition at Envoy Enterprises, exemplifies the pitfalls of the craft’s recent glorification.
Carol Szymanski’s most recent Cibachrome prints float in their white frames, matted on white, looking sanctimonious as ever.
These fissures guide our reading of Steidls 509-page compilation. Eight essays, written in Czech and in English, outline the entanglement between political compulsions and images published in a nation consistently redefining itself throughout the twentieth century.