We scroll through our feeds full of aesthetic pictures with passive awareness, save it in an archive and move on. But did you really see that art for what it is? Is a beautiful photograph of the Mona Lisa as good as standing in front of it?
You’ve seen about 100 pictures today, but are you sure you haven’t missed anything?
Nanette is a cross cultural examination wrapped in a blanket of jokes. At it’s very core the stand-up comedy is in fact a traumatic confession, an existential confrontation, a rant on mental illness, comedic concealment of trauma and internalised homophobia.
But most importantly, it is an extensive interrogation of art history academia, and artists. And the fact that Gadsby is autistic only deepens our respect for her work.