ARTLURKER

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Michael Kimmelman Mot du Jour: Conceptual

WTF is going up across from ABMB?  Conceptual debris gets past Gabriel Delponte’s protective gear. Image courtesy of Swampstyle.

This weeks Mot du Jour is again courtesy of Michael Kimmelman, Chief Art Critic of The New York Times, who generously sanctioned the use of his erudite verbalisms for the purposes of our deified feature. Thanks also to Amir Bar-Lev, award winning Director/Producer who worked with Michael to generate this text.

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“If you think about it, you go look at a painting in a museum and you’re moved by that picture. That painting then remains in your head. It remains in your head as a thought, a memory; it’s not as a physical object in your head. The quality of a work of art in that sense is its ability to remain lodged in as many people’s heads as possible as a memory, a concept. I think most art is physical and we appreciate its physical beauty, but on some deep level all art is conceptual and reliant upon its ability to remain in our minds as a concept[.]”

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Michael Kimmelman is Chief Art Critic of The New York Times. He is now based in Berlin, writing the ‘Abroad’ column for the Times on culture and society across Europe.

For more information on Michael Kimmelman please visit: www.nytimes.com

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Michael Kimmelman Mot du Jour: Conceptual