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Denkmal – Jan De Cock

Twenty Eght Millimetres at Tate

Lots of nice photos of the exhibit from James Wagner

Like the work of his contemporaries who manipulate assembled elements, what makes it art is both what he picks and what he does with it after its picked. What makes it monumental is its encyclopedic ambition. (James Wagner)

Jan is cocky – he has an unBelgian big mouth (via Belgian art blog – The Low Countries)

There’s also an element of wry humor: look for the half-denuded Koons basketball in a image of the conservation studio. (Flavorpill)

How can we create something new if we don’t go back into time? (The Back Story)

Jan has Manfred Pernice and Peter Friedl in his home.
(Then there is Peter Fried a Vermont artist – googled him by mistake)

Art, he explains, ” creates a mold for thought”—a cute formulation, though not very satisfying. Like his installation, it slights the roles in art of sensation and emotion. In any language, Denkmal 11 is over-thought and under-felt: De Cock’s mold is hollow. (Villagevoice-Daniel Kunitz)

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