baffling, unnerving, belligerent
Post #273 • May 10, 2004, 6:35 AM • 5 Comments
Time's April 26 list of the 100 most influential people has one visual artist: Bruce Nauman. Richard Lacayo:
...if there is something about contemporary art that you find baffling or unnerving or belligerent, chances are Nauman is somewhere behind it.
While I don't care for Nauman's work, I don't deny his influence. I just want to point out that Linus Torvalds is on this list. So is Aung San Suu Kyi. So is Bono. Is Nauman, and the influence of belligerence, really the best that visual art can do?