Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A tribute to Robin Held, of the Frye Art Museum

She's departing as curator, and I have to say that she helped make the Frye the kind of cutting edge artistic institution you expect to find in Seattle, but, sadly, often don't. Starting off with her very excellent NSK exhibit, she continued doing provocative and insightful work throughout her tenure. As someone who loves NSK and its critique of totalitarianism, it was wonderful to see a group of it's members talk about the movement's work during the opening festivities. The show was a shot in the arm for avant-garde art. It showcased works that went far beyond stale, familiar, all pervasive, abstract expressionism in their conception and execution.

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