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Article: When Does Avant-Garde Art Go Too Far?

Tom OtternessDrunk, 2017
Marlborough Gallery

I found this article very interesting, despite the reference to an artist shooting a dog. The following quote, to my mind, is key:

“[Shot Dog Film] was the most aggressive way I could think of to show a film,” he explained, “the most damaging thing that I could do to the audience by showing a film.”


It pretty much acknowledges what I’ve wondered: Is much of the art of there put in place simply to shock. The again I can’t claim to be fully innocent of it myself, with Party Girl under my belt:

Party Girl, David Howard, 2017

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