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Panorama NYC Summer Group Shows Offer More Than the Usual Leftovers and
"Morality Cafe" is the latest curatorial effort by Kenny
Schachter. The show at Postmasters gallery is focused "on the individual
ethical decision-making process" and pointed out crucial but difficult
questions. What kind of integrity has to be sacrificed in order to go ahead
as an artist? A "cornerstone" concept indeed.
A huge mural portrait of John Gotti made out of thousands of Avery dots
by Maura Sheehan gave a good answer. In front
of that were the remains of John Lekay's outburst
of rage after a violent disagreement with the curator himself. The event
was not staged and police had to be called in to settle the matter. Schachter
decided to keep the destroyed work as a memento of a very real ethical decision.
When faced with true feelings, the art world probably can realize how little
reality is accommodated in it.
by Francesco Bonami
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