Gopnik's Daily Pic: Baldessari still in mind
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A few frames from the 13-minute video called "I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art," shot by John Baldessari in 1971. His current Met retrospective still dwells in my mind as notably less boring than almost any exhibition I've seen. And then, of course, there's the Canadian connection: The place that got him not to make boring art - or to make not-boring art - was the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, then in its heyday. Its influence lingers on the Canadian scene, making the artists of the Great White North some of the best and most rigorous around. Or at least they bore less.