The Easel

How documenta 14 Failed Everyone but its Curators

A rant about curatorial earnestness. “On day two of the press review … I was sick of being lectured to. Was it the four hour press conference we’d been subject to on the opening day … or a 40 minute atonal piece for solo violin? Very little could be established as a fact … the curators eschewing such banal things as artists’ biographies. [R]efusing commentary not only disservices the viewer, but the artwork itself.”