Les mots et les choses
What do you feel is more natural for man: noise or quiet?
Nothing feels natural. Everything is.
Hassan has a beautiful piece in the show, Jewel from 2010. The pictures won’t do. You have to see it in its dark box on the 4th floor (I think), with the music blasting, notes running through the museum.
The whole bubble about now we’re political, and framing it in generational termsis rather light and fluffy I’d say. Buuut the work is strong, and holds up beyond the catalogue. I shouldn’t be that dismissive, and butter up the toast a bit: the curators did do a great job. Considering the scope and scale, the selection is excellent. Balancing the necessary, regrettable, exclusions with a few outstanding inclusions sounds like a viable equation to me. So hey, nice work NM!