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Review: "Damaged Romanticism" at NYU's Grey Art Gallery

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Updated: Thursday, January 2, 2014

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.

The "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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