May 18, 2005

REVIEW | She who twaddles last ...

Rosemary Sorensen, The Courier-Mail arts editor, seems to argue that a catalogue essay she dislikes and disagrees with means an artwork is lost to her. It would have been "almost beautiful", "sort of sweet, in a self-absorbed way" she says, if not for the "twaddle" of a catalogue essay or review ... She really puts us in our place with commentary like this: "The nonsense written about this work, however, is just impossibly unhelpful, and may I make a small plea that we stop tolerating any old junk that throws the words "paradigm", "dialectic" and "deconstruction" together into a gobbledegook that claims to be art criticism."

Read her review - is it of the catalogue essay or the exhibition? - online at: