Comments on: Oscar Murillo at the South London Gallery http://abstractcritical.com/note/oscar-murillo-at-the-south-london-gallery/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Noela http://abstractcritical.com/note/oscar-murillo-at-the-south-london-gallery/#comment-257949 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 07:55:02 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7437#comment-257949 YES!

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By: nick moore http://abstractcritical.com/note/oscar-murillo-at-the-south-london-gallery/#comment-257599 Sun, 29 Sep 2013 20:26:02 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7437#comment-257599 Katrina,
that is a very important question – “do I need to go and see it? Is it more a thinking/reading show….”
I think you have answered the question by having to ask it…!

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By: Peter Stott http://abstractcritical.com/note/oscar-murillo-at-the-south-london-gallery/#comment-257516 Sun, 29 Sep 2013 18:39:48 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7437#comment-257516 Welcome to hell, in the form of an art installation. What will the middle class art gallery goers get from it? Looks like there’s no actual knowledge to it, no intellectual content or aesthetic delight, nor any didactic purpose that I can see.
Preaching about realities of forced labour? Who needs to know what about any such subject, that a TV documentary can’t deliver? I doubt whether the privileged viewers of this show are going to be edified in any way or moved to any kind of philanthropy,on seeing this ‘work’. Insanity to show insanity? Production of nonsense as a critique of production? It’s not going to affect the production of anything in any way, only the production of more gallery nonsense in the name of art, by gullible art students who think this is what art is, because it’s being lauded as something great by the power brokers of the art world.

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By: Katrina http://abstractcritical.com/note/oscar-murillo-at-the-south-london-gallery/#comment-256644 Sat, 28 Sep 2013 21:06:07 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=7437#comment-256644 Dan – great write up and I really like your/his investigation into the the whole ‘labour/work’ issue. From your description and the pictures it looks like an entertaining show with lots to see. It is hard to get the sense of scale and the true aesthetic experience but the chess game sculpture pieces look good – queens and pawns? I think they might work on their own and could possibly say a lot/enough or do you think that elements like this really need to be part of the whole installation? Not sure about the paintings though…… Do they really look good on that slightly worn modern museum style varnished ply floor – maybe that’s the photo? And then later on the super rich collector will hang them in a posh apartment with chandeliers etc. I can see that they are part of the overall aesthetic here but the collector will only have memories….. The whole thing reminds me of the strange Banksy installation I went to years ago in Kingsland Rd with painted animals in pens – different theme – and then you buy a print or a T-shirt. Last question – do I need to go and see it? Is it more a thinking/reading show or a looking show?

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