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Alienation, Obfuscation and Puerile Jokes: It's Springtime in Chelsea

Rob says the theme for May in Chelsea is alienation and obfuscation. It's an avant-garde position that is about as tiresome as finding a signature style or signature material. The level of exhaustion is apparent in the works except perhaps Jasper Johns and John Simon, Jr. Even the clever references to Duchamp are sooo 20th century as to be pointless. Who did we see? Neo Rauch, Cornelia Parker, Richard Prince, Jasper Johns, Sophie Calle and John Simon, Jr.

GH Hovagimyan
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