Saturday, May 31, 2008

What The Carnegie International Could Have Been Part 1

I think when one sees the Carnegie International this year one should have an idea of what it might have been; a full blooded, all out, courageous interaction between artists and the city of Pittsburgh instead of a show in a museum.

"Walking through the concrete pillars, you dance with the space. You waltz with the other people circling the pillars in clockwise and counterclockwise motions. Sometimes in sync with your temporary partner, sometimes in opposite directions. From east to west, from north to south the dance continues. Along the way, people walking their bikes; people biking through; people on skateboards; people in-line skating; neighborhood kids roving in packs; are all a part of the space."

"And then you reach the north wall. #73 is also somebody's home."

I for one, know there are artists who desperately want to to interact with more than just the "art world" in an "art museum".Zoe Strauss is one.

1 comment:

Sus said...

Oh, hear hear!
But tell me, what is to stop the local artists and sundry guests from doing exactly that?