Thursday, May 21, 2020

Miranda Fengyuan Zhang at Halsey McKay


It'd be nice if art could find a way to bestow its halo without requiring the frame of painting, the shape of abstraction. The PR reminds that knitting is an old art. Tapestries were once the more expensive object, more labor embedded. Eventually labor became cheap, automated, and culturally shabby. So we invented the chic, the mythic art of genius, financialized its abstraction. Markets soared. Became the mold.

See too: Diedrick Brackens at Various Small FiresAnn Cathrin November Høibo at DREI