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Empty isn't art.

SIR - Janek Alexander's defence of Simon Pope's recent Gallery Space Recall at Chapter Arts Centre, (Letters, November 4) really does not hold water. An empty room bereft of any exhibits hardly qualifies as an art exhibition, notwithstanding the gobbledegook.

If neuro-psychology can be used to invoke memories, emotions and imagination in order to 'generate a greater public understanding of psychosis', why is it not applied equally to the other arts?

Imagine sitting in a concert hall with no music or reading a book with no words! Or how about a play with no actors, opera with no singers or ballet with no dancers?

There would be a justifiable outcry. It's only the visual arts that have to suffer from such unbelievably pretentious nonsense. Rhobert ap Steffan Moel Siabod, Llangadog.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 8, 2006
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