comment of the week

from vc on the AFC "angry painters" thread, talking about an article by David Joselit on so-called transitive painting (as in "it's not just painting, see I have a band/zine/website/video"):

I thought it was strange how Joselit in October began with painting/installations that effectively tweeked how we see paintings as IN a network, and then bestowed transitiveness onto Sillman because she depicts diagrams. I don’t know if this weakens or strengthens his argument.

Weakens. The thought of a critic "bestowing transitiveness" upon artists needy for a theory for conservative work doesn't stop being funny.