Taking the 'Painful Cake':<br />
Reconsidering the Swedish Ministry Art Nightmare

Taking the 'Painful Cake':
Reconsidering the Swedish Ministry Art Nightmare

[OPINION] Jonathan Pitts-Wiley says while he was initially enraged, a closer look at the meaning behind the controversial cake changed his mind

Jonathan Pitts-Wiley

by Jonathan Pitts-Wiley, April 18, 2012

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Taking the 'Painful Cake':<br />
Reconsidering the Swedish Ministry Art Nightmare

I doubt it. That the Culture Ministry--which I highly doubt was in step with Linde’s intentions--would even agree to such a performance is but a further indictment. This agreement was part of the performance itself and reflects just how much work needs to be done on these matters.

Allowing my blood to cool, I was able to deal with the jarring brilliance of Linde’s commentary on a level that my initial reaction did not. But coming to understand that the artistic intent was not to delight but, indeed, reveal, offered little comfort.

All the world’s a stage. And they all took the cake.

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