Monday, October 02, 2006

Art That Kills -- George Petros

End of an era? End of a movement? End of Aesthetic Nihilism? Is that what this book (Creation) suggests?

Well the book itself isn't bad. The limited edition portfolio has an envelope from Petros and Adam Parfrey that's sure to please Kfir Alfia (ho ho ho!) This is more like a who's who deal than another Apocalypse Culture. With allusions to 9-11 where it seems apocalypse is already here, in all it's sneering cynicism and arrogance. This doesn't at all reflect any artful innocence, but now today's art just seems less and less original and real and nothing shocks anymore -- with Ann Coul-tard railing on ad nauseum.