Once again, I agree with Maus – most modern art is a matter of taste. In this taste – I think 90+% has absolutely no business being offerred up anywhere. I think those critics and experts are perpetuating a hoax on the unsuspecting and generally naive public. We are told this is important – right? We are told it is good, says something, reflects deep meaning. Kvatch!

Meanwhile, there were two excellent exhibits –

Louise Lawler – Why Pictures Now?

who does some amazing work and

Making Space – Women Artists and Post War Abstractions.

which looks at the post WWII changes in the art movements and both women artists contributions and the channeling of those artists into traditional crafts (textiles, pottery) and generally being ignored whenever possible.

Unlike the exhibits on several of the prominent male artists – the MoMA didn’t even bother to produce a catalog for either exhibit. Says something, doesn’t it?

FYI – the As are here in NYC. For the second night in a row, they managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory…

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fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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2 Responses to MoMA

  1. Ruth says:

    I’m afraid I am too old, or staid, or something for modern art most of the time. The phone stuff ( somewhere in the last few posts) sounds hauntingly familiar….and WHAT is up with my A’s?!

    • Holly Doyne says:

      Glad I am not the only one who has to scratch her head and say – Huh?

      The phone stuff is familiar – I have had one lost (in Iceland down a waterfall), one stolen (Kathmandu), one smashed screen (As game stupidity) and now one drowned. Please note that prior to 2015 I had been using cell phones for ~20 years without incident.

      Age? or the bad luck catching up with me?

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