Today I went over to OCMA to check out the recent show Disorderly Conduct: Recent Art in Tumultuous Times. I searched and searched but could find no disorder. But kudos to this exhibit for capturing what's been going on in art since 9-11 and beyond. Boredom. Slick. Soulless.
All this after catching this little piece on NPR this morning. You have to listen to this. At the end of the piece Henriette Huldisch co-Curator of this years biennial vomits a bit of art speak about the NPR Project (Neighborhood Public Radio), then the interviewer asks Ms. Huldisch what's the difference between the NPR Project and any pirate radio station? Her response? "Uh....I have to come up with a good answer for that"
She never did.
So folks that's the state of art making right now. Scratch the surface just a little bit and you'll find emptiness. That's the state of our tumultuous times I want some brave curator to accurately capture.