About Institutional Arbiters


General Photography

When in the context of the art world an author starts talking about a colleague’s piece, referring to it as a “review” (note the quotes), you know what to expect. And sure enough, David Levi Strauss is not very happy about a piece by Andy Grundberg, which was published in the Summer 2010 issue of Aperture magazine and which is, alas, not available online. Since the criticism mostly seems to center on “the institutional arbiters,” I’m hoping the original piece will be made available online, too, because there is a real discussion to be had.

Update (3 June 2010): There now is a link to the original review, plus a short response by Grundberg.