• “The Analytical Theatre: New Art from Britain”

    Akron Art Museum

    “The Analytical Theatre: New Art from Britain,” a traveling exhibition organized by Independent Curators Incorporated, offers a strong and interesting selection of works, marred, however, by the overall concept by which curators Milena Kalinovska and Michael Newman have tried to link together a broad variety of approaches in recent British art. Newman, in his catalogue essay, proposes a shorthand way of reading post-Modem art and then strains to fit these 24 works by ten British artists into that framework.

    Here, “analytical theatre” does not derive from Freud’s theatrum analyticum (mentioned by

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