Art of Destruction
you've done Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, how do you shock
critics to action? How about the politics of destruction?
critics are abuzz about Michael Landy's project to destroy
he owns [The Guardian]. It's
called "Break Down" and Landy is systematically
feeding everything he owns into a crusher at the end of a
long conveyor belt set up in an old department store. Some
find it reminiscent of the "piles of spectacles and
shoes in Nazi death camps, of Holocaust victims, stripped
of their belongings and their humanity."
is it "the
death of British art"? [The
Guardian] Still others
see it [The Telegraph] as
"quintessentially modern because it is so ruthlessly
efficient, so mechanised."
seems to be one of those artist acts that grabs the imagination
because a viewer can put their own
personal spin [Sunday Times]
on what it means and apply it to their own experiences.