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Mrs. Monk's Would-be Diary, should have been written by Mrs. Monk, since she is the "Writer" in the family.
However, since she is a writer only in the conceptual sense, I have undertaken to fill these pages on her behalf.
If not by her, these pages will certainly be about her, and other important matters of the day

Leslie Monk, the long suffering.
 

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Thomas Demandís Art About Art

Serpentine Gallery, London 11 June 2006 

We have come to expect grand installations transforming The Serpentine Gallery interior into something, other than the perfect gallery space that we love to visit on a summers day.

Some of these installations are of an architectural scale featuring masonry, windows and doors, rooms within rooms within galleries. You might call this environmental sculpture; the pervasive subject would appear to be the modern world which we inhabit.

These transformations never fail to generate a kind of excited anticipation whenever we approach The Serpentine Gallery to see a new show. On this occasion the gallery has achieved a new perspective by simply clearing out all of the above clutter, and by the simple expedient application of a flock wallpaper; (think William Morris, then try to not to think William Morris.)

Thomas Demand has also contrived, an interpretation of modern life, by artificially constructing it out of cardboard and glue, clarifying and simplifying the real world and then photographing it extravagantly and elegantly, successfully confounding and challenging perceptions.

These are photographs of the recognisable modern world, banal office spaces, ephemera, inanimate objects, the kitchen sink, and other worlds, real but unreal, and knowingly contrived, right down to the flock wallpaper on the gallery wall.

This show has managed to find a new perspective of our everyday day environment and challenges us to admire or dismiss, or discuss  And if that were not enough he has also challenged our perception of how we look at what we are. We are invited to look at our banal environment, and we are invited to look at the way we look at our banal environment.

Yes, one more way of art looking at art, looking at art.

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Art about Art

29 Feb 2004
"Roy Lichtenstein" show at the Hayward. I made this noise two days later.
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Lichtenstein' art is art about art
Art about art about art about art
He tells you a joke in a visual vein
Repeats the same joke, again and again.
A joke about art about art about paint
If you laugh too hard, it' make you faint.
Roy Lichtenstein likes a nice black line
Roy Lichtenstein likes a nice black outline
Fill in the gaps with a dot matrix
Primary school colours, popular comics
For one whole lifetime, he' had something to do
Likewise Patrick Caulfield, Michael Craig-Martin too
Litchensteins art is art about art
And art about art is Art about art
Art about art and Art about art
Art about art and Art about art
Art about art is a ponderous thing
He made a self portrait, self regarding
It was art about art about art about him
Art about art about art about him
Art about art about Roy Lichtenstein
Roy likes a line of the thick black outline kind
Art about art about Roy Lichtenstein

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