This is how it works

– or at least how I work Some notes on writing a review   My preconceptions about an exhibition – what I expect to see, feel and think – rarely turn out to be in accordance with how I actually experience a certain show when in it. When I exit an exhibition I have to…

“Don’t talk. I can’t hear myself see!”

a post inspired by Slow Muse As an art critic I have for a very long time been concerned about all kinds of written statements accompanying art exhibitions. In our post-conceptual area written descriptions and declarations more often than not dominate the art arena, at the expense of visual sensibility. As a critic I expect an art…

on happiness

People tell me my paintings are about peace. I really think they’re about tranquility. Tranquility comes when you’re resting. Your mind has stopped. You feel happy. I have dedicated this year to studying the work of Virginia Woolf. And maybe thats why I have become more sensitive and interested in the work of female artists?…

An Academic Author’s Unintentional Masterpiece

Have you ever read Geoff Dyer? This morning I read his critique of Michael Fried’s: “Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before” (2008). Dyer’s analysis is sharp, to the point and very very funny – have a look!