Sunday, July 18, 2010
Simon Hantai at Moma
The rehang of Moma's contemporary galleries on the first floor ids full of work that hasn't been shown there before and much of it is new to me. I loved this piece by Hungarian artist Simon Hantai. It seems at first like a generic abstraction but it emphasizes the fact that it's a record of it's own making, that's a quality I love in art. It's always there to some degree but often we get caught up in the image without paying too much attention to how it got there. This piece perfectly synthesizes process and result.