Damaged Romanticism

November 8 - 15, 2008

Blaffer Art Museum

120 University of Houston Fine Arts Building, Houston, TX 77204-4018 Get directions

713-743-9530

The pathetic aesthetic returns? Former Blaffer director Terrie Sultan,
critic David Pagel and critical theorist Colin Gardner use the work of
fifteen contemporary artists to illustrate "an aftermath aesthetic" and
the "recognition that virgin births are fantasies, that blank slates
are not found but actually involve lots of often violent erasing, and
that starting fresh is more like starting over." With a global spread
of artists Including Richard Billingham, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Edward
Burtynsky
, Sophie Calle, Petah Coyne, Angelo Filomeno, Jesper Just,
Florian Maier-Aichen, Mary McCleary, Wangechi Mutu, Anneè Olofsson,
Julia Oschatz, David Schnell and Ryan Taber/Cheyenne Weaver, it
promises to be an eclectic mishmash of styles and media, filtered
through a thick critical sieve.

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