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March 18, 2005

Collections of significant stuff

A lot of art these days consists of collections of stuff that the artist considers is somehow significant.

Time was, artists would create pictures of things they thought were significant. Or, long times ago, that the church thought were significant. Things would be collected together and assembled into a composition on a canvas.

Then artists started collecting things together and putting them into boxes. Now they just collect things together and leave them on the gallery floor. Presumably cleaned up after the show.

Posted by john at March 18, 2005 01:23 PM

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