This is London’s Richard Godwin explores the Tate Modern Triennial with a hangover and skeptical eye toward the art. Feeling a bit left out of the cultural conversation he was about to head home when . . . .
Then, just as I was beginning to crave the relational aesthetics of my own bed, I encountered Aleph’s Head, by Charles Avery. This is a massive plaster bust of an amazing imaginary creature, half-man, half-elephant, with a smaller head growing out of his vile trunk. I tuned into a conversation between two very artistic-seeming tall girls.
“Yah, Charles Avery, you know, he’s like very now, had that show at Parasol Unit.”
He’s wicked, I was thinking – weird, funny, accessible, fires the imagination
“I don’t get him at all,” said the second girl.
“Nah, me neither,” said the first.
A Man with a Nose for Superior Art (This is London)