The title suggests a love affair gone awry, but
there's precious little romance to be found in "Damaged Romanticism: A
Mirror of Modern Emotion."
There is, however, the disappointment of art that doesn't live up to big ideas.
"damage" in "Damaged Romanticism" is a slippery term. It refers chiefly
to a pragmatism that would have been alien to 19th-century Romantics.
It's also shorthand for apocalypse fantasies, or what the curators call
"an aftermath aesthetic."
Read the complete review in the New York Times.
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