As a follow-up to my recent essay, "Communicating Art's Relevance (Or Not)," and the ongoing discussion that it's engendered, I thought it appropriate to post artist, writer, and all-around keen mind Michael McDevitt's response to the language that dominates art world discourse.
"Reading it," Michael says, "feels like chewing on tinfoil."
It's an unfortunately apt analogy, especially with respect to gallery press releases and most of the writing included in Art Forum. That certainly doesn't help with the communication challenge!
I'd like to have more voices contribute to the conversation below.