"Painting on the Move". (Reviews)
Gingeras, Alison M., Artforum International
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To examine the history of painting during the past century as a whole is a daunting task, fit only for the historian or curator with kamikaze fantasies. While the definition of painting as a medium is still relatively clear--despite numerous technical innovations and self-inflicted wounds--it seems futile to speak of painting as such without isolating specific issues and practices. Successful single-medium exhibitions tend to break down their subject into bite-size morsels (e.g., Paul Schimmel and Donna De Salvo's "Hand-Painted Pop" at LA MOCA, 1992, or Laura Hoptman's timely matchmaking in her three-way marriage of figurative painters John Currin, Elizabeth Peyton, and Luc Tuymans at New York's MOMA, 1997), scouring specific historical moments or mapping out distinct strategies. Nonetheless, the urge to chart the entire development of a single medium persists …
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Publication information: Article title: "Painting on the Move". (Reviews). Contributors: Gingeras, Alison M. - Author. Magazine title: Artforum International. Volume: 41. Issue: 3 Publication date: November 2002. Page number: 181. © 1999 Artforum International Magazine, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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