Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Unfinished Business...

tom burr @ bortolami

burr's take on sexual identity as it is understood art historically seems quaint in comparison to the far less closeted approaches out there, hawkins, hardy, olesen. while unequivocally faggy, burr's interest in allegorizing closeted sexuality through sublimated aesthetic codes (minimalist theatricality primarily) feels nearly archaic not only in the vintage sources (minimalism, pre-guiliani nyc, john cage, kate bush, etc.) but also in his insistence on the trenchcoated latency of the sexual other. but then again marc camille chaimowicz's mothballs are feeling fresh to many people...

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