Thursday, November 11, 2010

Art - what's the point

art should make us feel more clearly and more intelligently it should give us coherent sensations that otherwise we would not have had. if art can't tell us about the world we live in then I don't believe there's a point in having it - Robert Hughes

just listened to this documentary by art critic Robert Hughes about how art got hijacked by wealthy people so that arts value was no longer based on aesthetics and social connection and now was based on how much it will sell for. Interesting. So the same way that "modern" art is now a specific thing, "art" will become a specific thing and what art actually is will go off and get on with being made just under a different name.

*find by WIP podcast

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