February 27, 2012

Jeremy Deller Reviewed in The New York Times

Jeremy Deller, 2012

New York Times art critic Ken Johnson reviews Jeremy Deller’s vibrant exhibition Joy In People:

“While it is all compelling, a certain puzzlement ensues. Are we to regard the film as a work of art in its own right? Or do we view it as documentation of an artwork that only people who were there as participants and observers actually experienced? Perhaps a holistic perspective is called for: that is, to view everything — from Mr. Deller’s initial research to the broadcasting of the film on British television and the nationwide discussions it generated — as the artwork. We might think of the art as dispersed through time and space, affecting people with varying degrees of intensity now and then and here and there.”

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