I should have posted this ages ago, but time has been against me.
This photo of the artist Michelangelo Pistoletto and myself was taken at the opening of Pistoletto’s show at the Continua Gallery in Beijing last month. I am a big fan of his early works, especially the Minus Objects and the Labyrinth which was recreated for this show. The original showing of Labyrinth has personal significance for me as it was one of my very early formative experiences with art and was influential on my own development. It’s use of materials and the alchemical effect on them really opened my eyes to what was possible with art.
Following up on the previous post, I think I should justify in some way my comments about the work I saw while in Beijing. By “justify” I mean present some kind of record and evidence for my reactions. To recap, some of the architecture, photography and sculpture appealed to me, but by and large much of this was by foreign practitioners.