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Re: “Danny Orendorff's last Charlotte Street show favors text over texture

I never comment on the internet, but this review has basically forced me to. This was hands down the best gallery show I've ever seen in Kansas City. I was on the verge of tears. The criticism that it required too much reading (and thinking?) strikes me as incredibly odd. This sentence in particular makes absolutely no sense to me: "But the overall effect is more archival than visceral — I couldn't help but feel that I was reading art instead of experiencing it." What does the contrast between "archival" and "visceral" mean? Has the author ever explored an archive before? and the contrast of reading art with experiencing it? Is reading not an "experience"? Very confusing and strange criticism. What is an art object other than it's history and the exact context in which we view it?

Compounded by the glowing review of the embarrassingly self-eggrandizing and tone-deaf Honig #selfie show, The Pitch has really been crapping it up lately with art reviews.

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Posted by Nein Bitte on 11/26/2014 at 3:35 PM

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