New York

William Mortensen

Daniel Wolf Gallery

It seems almost as if I’m mouthing a cliché when I say that, since the ’60s, there has been a progressive blurring of the boundaries between once separate art media and between art forms and popular imagery. Although artists have been working in the interfaces between various media consistently for almost two decades their efforts have only recently begun to affect the policies and attitudes of curators, critics and historians, who are now looking to explore this wholistic genre and even setting up situations in which interactions between media can take place. As two recent shows attest, these explorations may well influence the ways in which the public perceives art history and contemporary art forms as well as popular imagery and the media.

The exhibition of William Mortensen’s photographs was an indication that changing contemporary art forms are indeed influencing the perception of art

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