Friday, May 30, 2008

Quote of the Week

"Olafur Eliasson, the Danish-Icelandic inventor and engineer of minimalist spectacle, is so much better than anyone else in today's ranks of crowd-pleasing installational artists that there should be a nice, clean, special word other than "art" for what he does, to set him apart. There won't be. 'Art' has become the promiscuous catchall for anything artificial that meets no practical need but which we like, or are presumed or supposed to life."
- Peter Schjeldahl, lede of "Uncluttered," p.82 of the 4/28/08 New Yorker

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