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  • “Heute” Westkunst

    “Heute” Westkunst

    The “Heute” (“Today”) section of this summer’s “Westkunst” exhibition in Cologne was about as small and evolved as the human appendix. “Heute” was in fact a kind of appendix, or better, a coda, to the enormous, almost overwhelming panorama of the main exhibition. The “Westkunst” catalogue lists 238 artists, many of them represented by more than half-a-dozen works. By contrast, the entire burden of showing the work of today fell on a mere 37 contemporary artists. Worse, the selection seems to have been influenced mightily by the ability and willingness of each artist’s commercial agent to foot

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