Friday, May 22, 2009
The merits of shock value
"...did the Second Wave feminist artists do the hard work, allowing their Third Wave feminist counterparts to get away with coasting?" Resting a lightweight book on my forearm—perfectly positioned between the crook of my arm and my bent wrist—I made the most of standing on the bus yet again. The trick is to avoid turning pages when the bus is in motion. The book was Art: Histories, theories and exceptions by Adam Geczky (Berg, 2008). It is surprisingly comprehensive for such a short book, not only in terms of the span of time it covers but also in terms of geographical coverage.