Re-reading Rosalind Krauss: Grids

2 Jun 2015

Some key quotes from this key text:

“Behind every twentieth-century grid there lies – like a trauma that must be repressed – a symbolist window parading in the guise of a treatise on optics.”

“…the grid is fully, even cheerfully schizophrenic.”

“By virtue of the grid, the given work of art is presented as a mere fragment.)

“The grid is an introjection of the boundaries of the world into the interior of the work; it is a mapping of the space inside the frame onto itself.”

“There is no necessary connection between good art and change…”