Essay: “In Defense of Wasting Time: Rethinking the Quotidian” by Donald Johnson-Montenegro

By Donald Johnson-Montenegro
Catalog essay for “The Every Other Day” at Ideobox, Miami
November 2010

[Excerpt] “How might the usual become unusual—how might the everyday become the every other day? Each of the eleven artists included in this show engage with this question. They emphasize the ever-present but latent strangeness of the everyday materials and concepts with which they work, making the common uncommon through a subtle but potent subversion. The “every other day” suggests an ongoing interruption of the everyday, a tactic that strives not for an isolated moment of shock but rather for a continual confrontation.”

V Exhibition essay (PDF)


November 23, 2010