VISUAL ART: The West Revised and Revisited ; History and Memory in the Art of Gordon Bennett Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Darwent, Charles, The Independent (London, England)
Strewth. Or rather, Gordon Bennett. This is the Australian artist Gordon Bennett on his own work: "By recontextualising images subtracted from the grid of Euro-Australian 'self' representation I attempt to show the constructed nature of history and identification as arbitrary. Within the modernist grid of spiritualist universality and stylistic utilitarianism, I hope to further explore a history of ideas."
Which just goes to prove that artists should not be allowed to talk about their art in public. Read Bennett and you might reasonably conclude that his work is just the kind of thing you do not want to see: pretentious and over-conceptualised. Which would be a shame, …
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Publication information: Article title: VISUAL ART: The West Revised and Revisited ; History and Memory in the Art of Gordon Bennett Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. Contributors: Darwent, Charles - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: December 5, 1999. Page number: 11. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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