Report from the Front

Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. Published in hard copy 5-7 times a year. New shows: "events;" hard-copy rates & how to support the online edition: "works."


August 2, 2011

Tags: Francis Alys, Alexander McQueen, Vishnu

Vishnu in His Cosmic Sleep. Central India (Madhya Pradesh), c. 12th century. Sandstone. 14 9/16 x 27 9/16 in. Private collection, Euurope.
Summertime, and living is easy. Tourists swarm into Manhattan, and big museums try to lure these people, many of whom don’t know (or care) much (if anything) about modern painting & sculpture, into their air-conditioned halls. Many of these people (the Americans, anyway) just want to be able to say they’ve done their (more…)