Strictly Critical Video: Gopnik and Viveros-Fauné, On MoMA’s Polke Retrospective

In a new video series called “Strictly Critical,” Blake Gopnik and Christian Viveros-Fauné, two of America’s most respected voices on art, give their take on major exhibitions and minor art sensations.

For this first episode they come at “Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010,” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Sigmar Polke, one of Germany’s most celebrated artists, liked to sow confusion in his paintings, photos, films, and sculptures. Our two critics ask if the American public will buy into his chaos.