Posts Tagged ‘truth’

Spotlight: Momus

Jill Magid.
The Proposal (detail), 2016; Uncut, 2.02 carat, blue diamond with micro-laser inscription “I am wholeheartedly yours,” silver ring, ring box, documents. Setting design: Anndra Neen. Courtesy of the artist; LABOR, Mexico City; RaebervonStenglin, Zurich and Galerie Untilthen, Paris.

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we admire, and this week we’re reading Momus. “Kimberlee Cordova, a Momus contributing editor from Mexico City, continues her penchant for bold and brave art criticism with this assessment of the role that exaggeration and ‘alternative fact’ played in Jill Magid’s much-publicized performance piece, The Proposal. Kimberlee suggests that the easy narratives that emerge, though convenient for Magid’s[…..]

From the Archives – Interview with Shanti Grumbine

Shanti Grumbine. Persephone, April 2, 2013, A1, 2015; basswood dowels, anodized die, pigment print, mirrors, wood panel, 22 x 29 in.

In a world of propaganda and fake news, sorting fact from fiction can be a complicated task. Today we revisit Ashley Stull Meyers’ interview with artist Shanti Grumbine, who deconstructs newspapers as a way of investigating the power dynamics of communication. “The goal of journalism is to discover and present an objective truth—which is an impossible task.” This article was originally published on March 9, 2015. Art[…..]