Federico Solmi The 2019 Armory Show

Artillery Mar 13, 2019

There was very little political art (one notable exception being Frederico Solmi’s “Counterfeit Heros”, which sets your teeth on edge with its manic display). I found this situation kind of unsettling. Here we are teetering on the brink of disaster and there seems to be a tacit agreement that we’re just not going to discuss it. I thought that was one of art’s central roles. But I guess silence and censorship is what happens when it becomes all about not pissing off clients who benefit from the status quo.

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