reviews

  • Summer Exhibition

    Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen

    If Julian Schnabel represents real America, then it is Anselm Kiefer who represents real Europe—this was the impression given in this show, where the two were exhibited opposite each other.

    Schnabel’s work confuses. One is reminded of the shock when, 20 years ago, Robert Rauschenberg slashed into the self-assured esthetics of the time. Junk and kitsch, all kinds of objects, umbrellas, car reflectors, lace, strip cartoons, van Gogh reproductions—all went to make the controlled explosion Rauschenberg created in his antiart. The floods of paint, the broadening circles of dripping color, were

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