Is it OK to Smash That? The Complications of Living Art Museums
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Every day for the past two months, a man has entered the largest gallery in my museum. blends sculpture, repetition, and ritual performance in a political statement about the genocide of animals in factory farms. It also complicates the question of what is acceptable in a museum. If an artist can come into a museum and smash stuff, what does that tell visitors? It is not acceptable to walk into a museum and destroy another artist''s work of art.