Celebrating the Art of Confusion

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In keeping with the theme that viewers of art should decide for themselves what art means, the exhibit goes to great lengths to avoid clarity and specificity (there are few explanatory placards). Works of various media (audio, photographs, diagrams) defy simple, quick definition and, depending on your artistic leanings, the result can feel maddening or enlightening. During a recent visit, three young boys sat quietly and watched a strange film depicting people in animal costumes collecting flowers and roaming around in the woods.

The full blog post, on the “For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there” exhibit at London’s ICA, is at the NEW YORK TIMES.

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