You’ve got to hand it to Jerry Saltz, he’s the master of the political art stunt announcing challenges and demanding that prominent institutions justify themselves. Now he’s flipped the equation and is demanding that a noted crank–the somewhat unhinged right-wing commentator, Glenn Beck–back up his art rant with two shows outlining Beck’s ideas about art. Here’s the challenge from New York Magazine‘s site and after the jump we’ve embedded the video of the rant that Saltz references:
A challenge to Glenn Beck: Curate two exhibitions in New York.
•The first, images (or actual artworks) that exist in New York City that he would like to see demolished. He could call it Degenerative Art.
• The second, a show of CONTEMPORARY ART that he approves of.
In the spirit of bi-partisanship, I would secure a first-rate New York venue for each exhibition and would write about each show in New York Magazine.
Who knows, after these shows, maybe we can get Morley Safer to do an exhibition of his watercolors of motel rooms, along with a showing of art that he approves of.