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Karyn Olivier: Coffee Table 2000 2005

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The coffee table column

This is a very funny piece. I like the dialog between furniture and architecture. This work was one of the good pieces I saw in the "Greater New York Show" at PS 1. The other was an art deco womens dressing table that had been sawed apart and piano hinged back together.
On the one hand these two works have alot going for them. On the other they are light weight when you compare them to people like Gordon Matta-Clark or Robert Smithson. Maybe the comparison is unfair but making cute objects that fit into a global circulation of art objects isn't exactly major art work.

If the intention is to question the art object, the answers don't challenge the status quo in any meaningful way.