Poke in the Eye, Punch in the Gut

Sometimes they come late to an understanding…

“The ubiquity of cameras in exhibitions can be dismaying, especially when read as proof that most art has become just another photo op for evidence of Kilroy-was-here passing through. More generously, the camera is a way of connecting, participating and collecting fleeting experiences. For better and for worse, it has become intrinsic to many people’s aesthetic responses.” Roberta Smith “When the Camera Takes Over the Eye”

Lenses define our realities – we’ve been discussing this for ages…

Sometimes they still haven’t got it…

You see much more of art viewing via a digital filter in museums and biennials than you do in art fairs and less still in actual galleries.
Edward Winkleman What Has Art Got To Do With It?

Where would gallery budgets be without the lens based web, the sale of work through jpegs, and the endless coverage by the online art press taking pictures and disseminating…oh fuck it…why bother refuting this?

And sometimes you come across something REAL…

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