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Grigely

Do Not Upstage Professor Battcock

by Erik Wenzel
          “The Gregory Battcock Archive” seems simple enough, a presentation of documents from the late historian’s papers and effects. At first, it almost seems that artist Joseph Grigely has ceded his own exhibition to the scholarly presentation of the work of a historian and critic. This is the case, but what is experienced is more than the fruits of research. This kind of art can be off-putting or disinteresting to many. But I would hazard to say this is the type of experimentation and investigation that is at the forefront of artistic practice.Often “art about art” is criticized as thoug... [more]
Posted by Erik Wenzel on 1/18/10