If the public feels that by encouraging feminist art it participates in something important for humanity, funding it won’t be a problem.
Tag: Art criticism
On artists, exhibitions and art trends.
Art is always political. It exists within a context and uses elements that have a historical, political and social dimension.
Most artists through history have produced art that has been homogenous, conformist and compliant.
The arts world is a reflection of its surroundings. Academics and artists have internalised the needs of the system that they live in.
It is essential for people to distinguish between the insignificant and the essential. But in the current context it is very difficult to discriminate.
My favourite metaphor is the stew. With age I am learning that fewer ingredients of better quality are the best base. And that the art is in the method.
Our advanced capitalist market economy is based on the relationship between supply and demand and on specialised production of goods and knowledge.
In Plato’s and Aristotle’s time, art had a social function. Today we are used to art for art’s sake.
It has to be possible to distinguish between what is art and what is not for any theory of art to exist.
Sometimes the void of ignorance is better filled by the imagination than by knowledge.
Art hides a truth that it can’t show, because it would betray its etimology, but that has to be there, because if it isn’t, it wouldn’t be art.
Klee, who suffered the consequences of crisis, wars and nazi madness, kept being able to create subtlety.
Without children there is no humanity. To say that something as important as the destiny of humanity is incompatible with art is absurd.
While we waited for the tea we marvelled at the fact that time passes so slowly when the space is irritating.
When I discover an artist that did decades ago what in my mind is barely the sketch of a possibility I suffer a kind of artistic-existential short circuit.
In art, form always wins over content. If the content is protest content and the form is conventional, the piece is conventional.
The ones that defined the former rules should not be allowed to define the new ones because we have already seen how badly they worked.
Choosing what to copy and what not to copy, apart from being a tribute, is a selection process that says a lot.