15 May 2007

Would-be political statement

I'd like to say I'm boycotting the Auckland Art Fair for a bunch of reasons - that I'm anti the sensationalism and showmanship that this forum promotes, that buying art is a personal and rewarding experience that need not be subjected to such public scrutiny, it's elitist past, brutal restrictions on exhibitors, and particularly considering it's promotion of a devastating rodent through its pre-match communications.

In reality none of these are the case - sure the marketing was occasionally suss, and exhibitor restrictions limiting for those galleries (and artists) who believe a work of art might just extend beyond its frame, but I'd still trade 4 back issues of Wallpaper, a half-filled coffee card for Coco cafe (RIP) and maybe even a signed Scanner CD to get there, which I would if it wasn't a ridiculously busy period at work.

Still, there's always 09, eh?

3 comments:

bestof3 said...

Think how much money you'll save on flights etc - and then go to your friendly local art dealer and spend the lot. Works for me.

tinks said...

A very valid consideration, what with Yvonne Todd opening at Peter McLeavey's next month...

bestof3 said...

race you to the door ....