Monday, March 23, 2009
Last Give away!!
This is your last chance to win a free 5x7" print by me! :)
I am had a hard time coming up with this weeks question.
But, I have managed to come up with one.
So, this whole Cranbrook experience has really made me question what art is.
It's always been a question for me, but I think my answer has gotten more and more convoluted since being here and observing some of the art that is being done and discussed here.
So what is art?
Is it only art if it hangs in a gallery, or in your home?
Is it still art if it's made by the artists assistant, but not the actual artist? Which is what happens when you become more famous than God.
Is poop smeared on a painting art?
Is gathering a group of your students together, taking a 40 minute bus ride out to nowhere, getting off, walking 20 minutes on a cold, rainy, February Portland, night, just to stand in front of your ex-girlfriends apartment, for 10 minutes, then making them all walk home, art?
This is actually a true story. The sculpture students were none to please with this, and I don't think any of them viewed it as art, let alone sculpture....
I don't really know.
I guess you could simply say that art is what the individual makes of it. But that certainly isn't a fun way to discuss art is it?
So I guess what I'm looking for are your answers.
I'm really interested in reading what your opinions and answers are to this question.
again, leave your comment here, and on Thursday evening I'll be drawing a name from all the comments made here :) Good luck!
Hope everyone has a great week!