SFMOMA is closed for renovation but continues to be present in the Bay Area's art world. Last week, they, in collaboration with the Asian Art Museum opened "Gorgeous," the museum equivalent of a summer movie. "Gorgeous" works like an arranged marriage, which is to say, sort of, kind of and not at all.
The show pairs vulgar, crass and relentlessly commercial modern art
with the elegant, spiritual and timelessly beautiful art of Asia. The
show's principal curators - Forrest McGill and Alison Harding of the
Asian must have raided the Oxford English Dictionary to fish out every
synonym, antonym or association that the word "gorgeous" would evoke.
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