Thursday, February 19, 2009

This is Art

A performance artist spends a year in a cell doing nothing. Exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.

4 comments:

Neutrino Cannon said...

To partially quote Garrison Keillor, a lot of what passes for art is just clinical depression.

Isaac said...

Oooo, I wonder if I could be considered a performance artist. What he does sounds a lot like what I do at "work" everyday... ;-)

Brenda L. said...

Incredible...that takes some true dedication to his art. For fear of looking too deeply into the meaning, what I take from this piece, personally, is an exploration of human captivity. We seem, as a species and a civilization, obsessed with locking people in cages if they do something we don't like. It's at a stark contrast with the liberty we love to boast about.

Matt Mullenix said...

The only one of those efforts I remember was the one in which he tied himself to another person. I remember being fascinated by that.

The artist aside, the article is well done.