Sunday, February 22, 2009

Other voices

This from Daniel...

I have a theory regarding "Para Matchitts Te Wepu, the Whip, delicately skied above Milan Mrkusich's Untitled."

Perhaps its like an awning? Maybe Jeff Thomson's vehicle should be in the carpark, or being winched out of the harbour. While it's obviously distracting to place one work above another, works which are allowed to play with each other and their building gain self esteem.

Visiting the Monet and the Impressionists exhibition this week I thought the works were very well hung, but that the white partition walls looked entirely out of place next to those types of paintings and the ornate frames used. Cezanne's "I want to make of Impressionism something solid and lasting like the art in the museums" might be used to suggest that museum's really don't have time to understand how to display their exhibitions, and therefore artists should make it easy for them.