[-empyre-] Nonsite as fashion trend : tesserae?

John Haber jhaber at haberarts.com
Mon Jan 14 13:13:39 EST 2008

Christina's point was great.  The idea that one can naturalize anything 
is often taken as a Modernist gesture to do so by assimilating it to the 
artist's independent creative gesture. I'm not so sure.  If I had to 
find the ten-word answers, it would be that Smithson more effectively 
obliterated the assumptions there, while Matta-Clark more effectively 
rooted them in New York real estate (without producing one of Haacke's 
maps of real-estate holdings).  But I'm not trying to advocate score 


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