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I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2009-09-09

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
John Baldessari uses chance, irony, and paradox to battle the high seriousness of contemporary art. His work is often conceptual, as in this tongue-in-cheek lithograph featuring a self-referential caveat that art must never be mundane. Unable to fulfill a commitment to visit the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1971, Baldessari instead asked the student artists to repeatedly write out the title phrase of the print shown here, completely filling the four walls of a gallery. Baldessari performed the same activity on videotape, which was later shown in the gallery, and wittily documented the whole affair with this self-contradictory print.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 5, 2009