The Philistine

Conceptual ‘Art’s’ Bloody Awful Standard

Since 2008, David Walsh’s Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) has hosted an annual Festival of Music and Art (Foma) called Mona Foma (Mofo, no relation to the vulgar Americanism). In 2013, Mona launched a winter solstice edition of the festival, called Dark Mofo. Dark Mofo, famous for its Satanic crosses and burning of the Ogoh-Ogoh Beast, returns next month to Hobart (coronavirus permitting). But the most controversial exhibit commissioned for Dark Mofo 2021 won’t be on display. It won’t even be created—unless you consider the conceiving of a work of conceptual art as its creation. And maybe you…

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