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Artspeak pop quiz! Dia: Beacon edition.

Dia: Beacon
Dia you understand me? (Photo by ricksterbot.)

Roving correspondent Mlle. Connasse finds herself stateside this week, so she popped in for a day-long visit of the Dia: Beacon over the weekend, where she encountered some terrific artspeak while admiring the Beuys, the Smithsons and the Serras. She was so moved by the mind-boggling quality of the prose, that she couldn’t resist cabling in some of the more eye-crossing delights. The following bits refer to a single artist:

 

In each of his works, [the artist] relentlessly examined issues of similarity and difference, likeness and identity.

The recognition of the specificity of each element informs the viewer’s appreciation of the relation of the individual to the collective, of the singular entity to the larger series, and of repetition to order.

Anyone want to venture a guess on which artist the writer might be describing? Get the list of artists here. No cheating.

Posted by C-Monster.