Comments on: Where Were You? 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 By: Evan Steenson Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:03:53 +0000 Agree: “… ‘adopting a minimalist aesthetic’ is not necessarily the same thing as working in a Minimalist tradition…”

However, Cory Arcangel’s work as shown in the article fits neither of the aforementioned. I think that the challenging of, appropriation of, and oscillation between the theoretical categories and “isms” of art history is important; but to your point, so is alignment of the curators’ intention and the final outcome of the exhibition. When too large a gap exists between these two, the result is the amateurish dissonance you sensed.