“I saw cats without smiles, but a smile without a cat …” – Lewis Carroll “Alice in Wonderland”.
The situation with contemporary art, starting from the 20th century, resembles the smile of the Cheshire Cat Lewis Carroll: the cat disappeared, the smile hangs in the air, and it is unclear whether it is or is strange. It is only clear that artistry in the usual sense of the word has nothing to do with it.
One famous artist packs bridges and public buildings in nylon and polypropylene. Another travels the world and celebrates museums and galleries, painting a banana on their walls. The third, stripping Continue reading