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Beau Monde: Toward a Redeemed Cosmopolitanism.


Critic turned indie curator Dave Hickey, our flaneur flâ·neur  
An aimless idler; a loafer.

[French, from flâner, to idle about, stroll, of Germanic origin; see pel
 du jour, welcomes us to his world. It's not the usual biennial, earnestly investigating local conditions to expiate the sins of globalism glob·al·ism  
A national geopolitical policy in which the entire world is regarded as the appropriate sphere for a state's influence.

; Hickey, like Baudelaire, just wants to fall in love. Look for his trademark passions: cool classics (Ellsworth Kelly, Bridget Riley), upbeat California color (Ken Price, Jorge Pardo), sex & drugs and rock 'n' roll rock 'n' roll: see rock music.  (Kenneth Anger, Jeff Burton, Stephen Prina), and the just plain eccentric (Big Chief Allison "Tootie" Montana & Darryl "Mutt Mutt" Montana). Quirky or no, the artworks vie for attention with the exhibition's installation, courtesy of LA-based Graft Design, which favors interlocking interlocking /in·ter·lock·ing/ (-lok´ing) closely joined, as by hooks or dovetails; locking into one another.
interlocking Obstetrics A rare complication of vaginal delivery of twins; the 1st
 spaces that evoke architectural traditions from around the world. July 14, 2001-2.
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Author:Siegel, Katy
Publication:Artforum International
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2001
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