Visual Art Wearing the Habit
posted by January 18 at 10:44 AMon
MAN this morning has a weird situation on its hands. After an admiring and enticing two-part Q&A with Village Voice critic Christian Viveros-Faune, Tyler hit a serious snag on the third part: Viveros-Faune not only manages/organizes two commercial art fairs, he’s not the least bit concerned about the conflict of interest.
And neither is the Voice.
In response to Green’s perfectly reasonable questions, Viveros-Faune snaps back, “We’re not nuns here.”
Well, the implication that most critics work on the commercial side of the art world in addition to their editorial work is just plain wrong. Most of us don’t sell art. We write about it. I guess in the world of Viveros-Faune and the Village Voice, that makes us nuns.
UPDATE: Viveros-Faune is out at the VV.