The perils of prolixity

Found this article interesting, from The Guardian (27 January 2013):

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2013/jan/27/users-guide-international-art-english

It talks about the minefield of ‘International Art English’, the labyrinthine wordplay so often used in certain sections of the art world.  I confess my reaction to such language borders on the allergic.  Whilst I accept the analysis of art will sometimes require subject-specific language to describe the particularities of visual information, so much of this talk seems be sparked by a desire for elitism, leading to the exclusion of the majority.  This seems contrary to my every instinct.

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