Friday, January 27, 2012

Crtic Notices Postmodernism is Dead; Blames Occupy

This Sherrie Levine piece by the Village Voice's Martha Schwendener finally said something about postmodernism that should have been said a long time ago. She blames Occupy, having apparently never noticed that most big name pomo art had been pretty sterile all along:    

Sherrie Levine's "Mayhem" (through January 29) at the Whitney Museum, might have read differently a year ago. The nihilism of her postmodern ethos was appropriate in a world where the economy had crashed, and there was nothing you could do about it. What has happened since is a massive shift in consciousness, prompted by the worldwide Occupy movement. Now, almost any time of day, you can walk into Deutsche Bank's atrium at 60 Wall Street and see half a dozen groups using the General Assembly model to discuss how to change society one microcosm at a time. More>>