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Paintings by Vincent Leow and Ian Woo

Lee Weng Choy

VINCENT LEOW, Falling Bones, 1996, oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm.

What is the place of 'taste' in contemporary art? We all have our preferences, our likes and dislikes. And yet it seems almost regressive - in this age of pluralism, identity politics, multicultural biennials and triennials - to write art criticism that articulates the taste of the critic, that defends an aesthetic judgment which says ‘I like this work, and I don't like that one'. If it is a…

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