Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Knife Edge of Nonsense

...We are constantly worried that we are being played for fools [by abstract works of art]. What makes the anxiety even worse is the fact that this is an art that, by its very nature, willfully and knowingly flirts with absurdity and emptiness, dancing on the knife edge of nonsense and beckoning us to come along.

Kirk Varnedoe, Pictures of Nothing, 2006, page 42.