Sunday, April 25, 2010

How use of the Body in Art began to shift

The body is the first story; our text of first meeting. I see you, you see me, skin, bone, eyes, hair: assumptions pour forth like a rip in a dam. See the thousand imprints of sex, nation, money, clues to the familiar and exotic. We read and decide in eyeblink time. When bone and blood show an unfamiliar shape, the judgments freeze into a first, rigid wall between you and I.
-Reva Leher

Breakdown of the separation between artist and the art object.

Action Painting: Jackson Pollock

Happenings: Allan Kaprow, YARD

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