Friday, April 21, 2006

Yo! Raf you're contradicting yourself


In yesterday's Montreal Mirror, there is a very nice mention in passing of Zeke's Gallery by Raf Katigbak in his column. But he contradicts himself by saying that the Musée d'Art Contemporain's plan for Silo #5 will unalienate people. The museum's Permanent Collection can in no way be confused with "fresh art."

These are some of the artists who have work in the permanent collection of the museum: Paul-Émile Borduas, Alfred Pellan, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Guido Molinari, Fernand Leduc, Claude Tousignant, Yves Gaucher, Betty Goodwin, Roland Poulin, Geneviève Cadieux, Jana Sterbak, Jack Bush, Paterson Ewen, Michael Snow, Jeff Wall, Rodney Graham, Bill Viola, Gary Hill, Louise Bourgeois, Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman, James Turell, Richard Long, Mario Merz, Christian Boltanski, Shirin Neshat, Sam Taylor-Wood, Nan Goldin, Isaac Julien and Vik Muniz. By my count three of the thirty artists mentioned can be considered part of "Montreal’s contemporary art scene."

Mr. Katigbak, what sucks about "Montreal’s contemporary art scene" is that the folk who make the art don't have any money, and the folk that have the money prefer to dance for days on end at the Big Owe.

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