1994 The Aura of Art


Art is art and its spaces. Objects traverse time and come to us in various contexts that color our gaze and frame our attention in different ways. A canvas is not the same in the penumbra of the home and the even gleam of the museum, in the clutter of the studio and the motley confusion of a fair. The spaces often swallow up the objects, saving for us only its architectural marrow. The endless vaults of the Reina Sofía, the peach walls of the Thyssen and the gray enameled light of the Prado suck images off the walls in the same manner that the labyrinth of art fair stands grinds them to form an indifferent and blinding magma...[+]

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