NO!art and the Aesthetics of Doom - GUESTBOOK
|November 9, 2001 through January 13, 2002|
|Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art Northwestern University | 1967 South Campus Drive | Evanston, IL|
ENTRIES IN THE GUESTBOOK:
|Transcription by Mathilda Wolf and Dietmar Kirves, Berlin.|
Yes to no!
Wow! Shocking & insightful - thanks!
Boffo! Nice Jugs!
No! art is just that I have seen nicer, more insightful graffiti on the South Side.
What a collection of crap!
Disturbing - We Hobbz
Everything I hoped it would be.
Interesting historical moment - however, as always in retrospect, it is under NOW how we can characterize this as radical. The formal choices + use of the female nude were not without prudent and mostly here the Nude is used in reactionary way.
Why not have a panel that explicitly addresses the gender issue? Also, what is the political statement here? Anarchist? Clarity of terms + choices would be good.
Still, the genocide situation(?) was particular well done. The first panel was also clear, precise + informative. Thanks for the show.
It s refreshing to see a show that exclaims itself as Shit. So often times I walk through galleries without such helpful titles. Through holy enjoyable.
Why no say panzer ?
BOO! A ELL IS BOO! Daddiso
Excellent - never heard of the No group -
No! is exciting, a big kick to the Head. It’s important stuff oh! yes. A.W.
Very interesting depiction of themes we are seeing today: war, discrimination, complacency. Sadly, many people would NO!t + even see it. S.P. Thank you.
Thank you - Infory & nostalgia for the efficacious ?savage? experience (mythic & fictitious) evoked.
Saya dari Jakarta .....baqua iho museum nya!
A. Use both sides of the paper, people!
Horrible Infories of Nazis, Hiroshima, etc..
Terrible + vulgar
You should have listened to Harold Rosenberg more closely.
clt looks good
a fine show, capturing the creative spirit of a particular time. I hope this was tied into courses examining the 1960’s!
For the Film/Video showing in the South Gallery, I think you should block off ambient light spilling in from outside, i.e., w/Black paper o something. It would make the film + stills more viewable.
Just checking the gel pen
Not a bad first trip to yours museum. Will come back for new exhibitions. Why do you choose to show these particular styles or movements? Is this correspondent with the philosophy of the university?
Oh Hey. Very disturbing
Well presented. Thank you.
Then, this too is ART! I don’t consider this very creative or artistic.
Whee! ie can write
Great show - a wonderful (but forgotten) moment of ‘60s anarchic vigour!
As an art student, it’s refreshing and similarly not surprising that I have never been target this era or movement of art history. Wonderful to learn that not everyone worshipped Warhol and his gang and some artists were actually making relevant and meaningful work. Thanks.
Hideous but interesting only insofar as its date, early 60`s presaging Basguiat + later good work. No excuse for it!
I love the small sculptures, particularly the small couple by Lynn Chadwick. It has a whimsy quality about it. Looking at it, you set a sense of fun and playful qualities. Please bring more of such sculptures. Did not particularly care for No Art... It didn’t make any sense to me. I’d like to see art which inspires and entertains rather than scary. 11-12-01 PI
DOOM - VOOM - VOOM
art must sponsor culture in a necessary, hip and cool way.
THE SHOW REMINDS ME OF WHEN I
Un` ichi Wow
Oh Mama Liberté!
NO!art Hard to face!
THE No ART SHOW WAS ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING SHOWS I HAVE EVER SEE! THANKS FOR DOING IT. D. M. PACKER
The group of works presented here - the fabric NO! and the lovely Japanese spirits and watercolors - marvelous! Art is wast and utterly personal. Thank you.
EAT SHIT AND DIE
NO!art is the best art.
NO!art is not art.
Yes, it is!
Interesting - But the reason is under -
HURRAH’S FOR BLOCK GALLERY. IF THIS SHOW APPEARED DOWNTOWN, IT WOULD BE PACKED (LIKE ROBERT HEINEKEN AT MCA) GREAT!
NO! Soon back in fashion
You’re kidding me right?
THE EXHIBIT DOES WHAT IT WAS INTENDED TO CONVEY. DISGUST TO A FOR THE PERPETRATORS.!!!!
The soap in the bathroom smells awful.
Very interesting, it makes one think!
Thank you - for pasting back the excised page into history.
I think the Mud and ... Horse was very cool
Thank for recreating moment of the 60`s - who knew
A wonderful exhibition - Block MUSEUM`S NO!art exhibition makes a great argument for Chicago as a premier area for art. Keep up the good work, Block Museum! Pity is every NU student has seen this show.
Impressed by Hiratsuka exhibit
BOY, NO ONE THROWS AN ART OPENING LIKE THAT ANY MORE!
HIRATSUKA WORKS WERE IMPRESSIVE!
Thank you for being wiling to have this show. Please continue to be bizarre.
Nov. 3, 2001