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Saturday, Feb 13, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
by Marcus Westbury
The Age (1 February 2010)

“Perhaps it’s because my brain is still on holidays and I’m more inclined to laze around, wander up the street, and generally while away my days unproductively than to take art, culture and its consequences - or anything else for that matter - too seriously. Art is often discussed in reverent tones , we invest in it, create daunting palaces for it. In the scale of reverence, it sits ever so slightly below death and religion. A quick look at my email in-box and you could be forgiven for thinking that art galleries are the new cathedrals, that every artist has an epic backstory, and every show needs to be hyped-up like an Oscar nominee.”


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