A French Artist Demonstrates How Not to Handle Criticism

Installation view of Loris Greaud, 'The Unplayed Notes Museum' at Dallas Contemporary (all photo courtesy Loris Gréaud / Gréaudstudio)

Installation view of Loris Greaud, ‘The Unplayed Notes Museum’ at Dallas Contemporary (all photo courtesy Loris Gréaud / Gréaudstudio)

On January 17 a group of performers hired by French artist Loris Gréaud smashed nearly half of the artworks in his new exhibition at Dallas Contemporary. The stunt, staged during a members’ party, did little to change Dallas Observer Arts Editor Lauren Smart’s opinion of the show — in fact it echoed her own urge to destroy artworks she sharply critiqued for their “decorative hollowness.” Her review is funny, incisive, and very opinionated.

However, Gréaud does not consider opinions to be the sort of thing that should appear in art reviews. In a series of sexist Facebook messages sent to

Article source: http://hyperallergic.com/177874/a-french-artist-demonstrates-how-not-to-handle-criticism/

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