10 December 2007

Art Basel Miami

This past week Mark was in Miami for Flock at the Carnival Center during Art Basel Miami. I joined Mark on Thursday and saw a lot of art, some of which was very good. A lot of what I saw, however, was more along the lines of the kind of thing that makes you wonder, "what is art?", or at least, "what is that?" I think one of the most unfortunate things about so much art these days is that many artists seem to be trying so hard to make their work mean something, or mean nothing, that it ends up seeming, to me, trite and uninteresting. I guess I'm of the school of thought that believes that art should be expansive, moving from just what it is to everything, the sublime. And so a work that already knows what it is, what it wants to be, relegates itself to being only that. But that's just the philosophy degree talking.

I took some pictures of some of the arts that I liked but I don't want to post them because I didn't get permission to do that and in most cases I didn't note who the artist was or what gallery it was from. But here are some nice pictures from Miami.




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