“When times are dark there is the inclination to want to give up. But the Dark Ages led to the Renaissance.”
For Wurtz, self-knowledge is not found on a psychoanalyst’s couch or a remote mountaintop, but in the things with which we surround ourselves.
To celebrate the opening of This Has No Name, ICA LA is hosting an Open House on September 30 with an Art Talk featuring curator Jamillah James in conversation with artist B. Wurtz.
MIAMI — This morning the mother of all Miami art fairs, Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB), opened its doors for a press and VIP preview. Although it was pretty crowded for a preview day, the fair also felt calm and subdued. And the art matched the tone: much of what was on view seemed safe — tried and true artists whose work might amuse, arouse, or provoke, but not offend.
As I wandered around, though, I remembered that quiet isn’t necessarily a bad thing: it can create a space for humor or contemplation. And scattered throughout the fair I found a good number of artworks that embraced that space by way of domesticity.