» Nonsite Author: Margaret Olin
March 14th, 2014
Owen Kydd, Yukka Black and White and Marina, 2012. As seen on a MacBook Pro, 2014.
Re: Response to Walter Benn Michaels

I do not have this privilege because I have seen the works only on the small screen that, to many of us, is the whole world. These screens in our offices and homes are more isolating than even the whitest of white walls in the most pristine of white cubes. They are much more theater-like than even those small project spaces which resemble theaters—ones in which patrons are constantly walking in late and leaving early—which Kydd presumably meant to reject in favor of placing his works on gallery walls. An increasing number of artists with access to technology and a gallery have made a similar choice.

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