“As the son of contemporary art collectors, Jason Rubell spent a fair amount of his childhood at gallery openings and museum exhibitions,” she writes. “By the time he was a teenager, Rubell started buying artwork that caught his eye, using money he’d made stringing tennis rackets. But he never thought of himself as a collector until his senior year at Duke.”
Human nature is a loaded term. But the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s permanent collection show, curated by Franklin Sirmans, of the same name offers a critical foray into what exactly the term constitutes as well as a history of art since 1968.
I have never been a fan of Bruce Nauman. It’s because I am stupid. Thanks to the excellent curation at Hamburg Bahnhof in Berlin I am now a believer.