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  • Performance, Criticism, Vulnerability...

    I I participated in Lori Waxman's performance at INOVA last Friday. The idea...

    "For three days at INOVA Chicago-based art critic Lori Waxman will receive artists in need of reviews as part of her project, the “60 wrd/min art critic.” Reviews, which are free of charge, will be scheduled and written in twenty-five minute increments only during these hours: Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2, 11-1:30 & 2:30-5:00 each day. Reviews will be signed, published and ready for pick-up within the time frame of the performance. Artist, artwork, critic, and review will all exist in the same space simultaneously, thereby helping to demystify the art review process. The reviews will be posted at the performance site and will remain on view throughout the weekend."

    To participate was to embrace vulnerability and openly ask for a review. Did it demystify the process? It made this woman- whose words I respect- available/accessible. It didn't decode her process- her relationship to words and art.  Writers (including critics) will continue to mystify me.  Below is the result of her 25 minutes with my work.