"In the past two decades, cutting-edge galleries and museums have focused on everything but painting. The halls were chockablock with installations, photo-based work, conceptual art, new media, and digital and video art.Read the whole article here, then print it and mail it to every museum curator, museum director and art critic that you know.
But a fundamental shift has taken place. For a survey exhibition of contemporary work at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Charlotta Kotik and her co-curator looked at thousands of works by emerging artists...
"The taste of the art world is changing," Ms. Kotik says. "Suddenly painting is allowed to exist again."
The rest of us already knew that no matter what gets written, and no matter what gets exhibited in museums, what truly makes an impact here in the trenches is and has been, and will continue to be painting.
(Thanks to ArtsJournal for the lead.)