October Magazine

Criticizing criticism...

"I also faulted art theorists for drawing attention away from art to the discourse about it- and the murkiness of the language, which struck me as a kind of speaking in art-theoretical tongues. Their motive was to appear profound, but the upshot tended to be shoddy thinking and an insensitivity to language. It was all too common for the rhetoric... to have lost all reference to the art it purported to illuminate."

Sandler, I. (2003). A Sweeper -Up After Artists. New York, NY: Thames and Hudson. p. 319