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Conceptual Consumption

by Christina Catherine Martinez
Usually, exhibitions organized around a technique or medium rather than a concept tend to come off as crafty rather than curated—the whole enterprise tends to knock ideas a notch (or two, or three) below form. But fetish craft revivalism and the weird, zeitgeisty impulse to BRAND BRAND BRAND make the consumption of technique and material a somewhat reluctant political activity, imbued with any and as much concept as you like. Some people relish this. They think of thrift-store shopping as a form of eco-activism, and take pains to buy things made from other things that normally would not be used t... [more]
Posted by Christina Catherine Martinez on 7/15/12