Is it OK to Smash That? The Complications of Living Art Museums
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
The man is artist Rocky Lewycky , whose work is part of a group show of visual artists who have won a prestigious regional fellowship. blends sculpture, repetition, and ritual performance in a political statement about the genocide of animals in factory farms. If an artist can come into a museum and smash stuff, what does that tell visitors? If visitors can smash stuff when anointed to do so by an artist, but not otherwise, how do they understand that action?