I find the image of Doris Salcedo's new installation, "Shibboleth," to be very arresting -- although the artist's statement concerning the work, as so often, is utterly useless. (Both the image and a quote from the artist are in today's NY Times article.)
My favorite quote from the Times article, though, and one that I will leave you, dear reader, to use as fodder for as many double entendres as your heart desires, is the following:
“The exhibit is all about the crack,” said Peter Girard, 38, an American tourist. “It’s a really big crack. What are you looking at if you’re not looking at the crack?”
All of which leads me to ask: is the Times Arts page just "taking the mickey" with this report?
Or, to go meta, what does it say about the current Arts scene when ambitious -- and, in my humble opinion, extremely interesting -- installations receive such superficial coverage?