Amusement Park In An Art Gallery? Well, Not Exactly...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 11:30 AM

Saw this in the local newspaper this morning while eating my breakfast. Kind of interesting.

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/10/25/2011-10-25_nyc_museum_exhibit_artworks_at_experience_features_sensory_deprivation_tank_twos.html

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 12:38 AM

I am not sure how any of that is art.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 12:45 AM

It's subjective, I suppose. That's the beauty of art. Though you or I may not find something like this to be art, someone else most definitely does.

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Friday, October 28, 2011 3:17 PM

To me, for something to be art, it has to be something that requires talent, and I couldnt just do it myself..... Jackson Pollack? Thats' not art, that's a painters drop cloth after several months use.

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Friday, October 28, 2011 4:33 PM

billb7581 said:
To me, for something to be art, it has to be something that requires talent, and I couldnt just do it myself..... Jackson Pollack? Thats' not art, that's a painters drop cloth after several months use.

Spelling a pretty well known person's name correctly can be art.

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Friday, October 28, 2011 5:42 PM

I like Pollock's art because it is art that is about how art is done. It's all about perspective and, as Raven-Phile said, is subjective.

I believe that roller coasters are a sculptural art form we can ride, but does that belong in a gallery such as this?

To me, this is way to minimalist to be an acclaimed art collection.

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Friday, October 28, 2011 9:41 PM

Wow. A Jackson Pollock fan calling someone else's art minimalist. That's sort of like the pot calling the kettle minimalist. Or something like that. ;)

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Friday, October 28, 2011 10:21 PM

Minimalist kettle? You're a pot.

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Friday, October 28, 2011 10:36 PM

How far do you go before minimalism becomes nothing? I could say that the next line is art.

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Does that make it so?

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Saturday, October 29, 2011 12:41 AM

Raven-Phile said:
It's subjective, I suppose. That's the beauty of art. Though you or I may not find something like this to be art, someone else most definitely does.

And that's the beauty part of being an artist. If people don't like what you do, you can just roll your eyes, sniff, and call them ignorant heathens who just "don't get it."

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Saturday, October 29, 2011 3:59 AM

Did you just call me an ignorant heathen? I'm touched. :)

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Saturday, October 29, 2011 1:07 PM

a_hoffman50 said:
I could say that the next line is art.

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Does that make it so?

Yes, it does.

Now the more important question is what you expect to achieve with your art. Make money? Get notoriety? Change perspectives? Just have people tell you it's nice? Just a creative outlet?

Can you achieve your goal with your art? That's the real point.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011 1:29 PM

Well I don't know about you, but I for one want to buy Hoffman's period and hang it above my sofa. It matches my drapes nicely.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011 2:17 PM

Love Calvin and Hobbes' take on art in general, but this strip in particular:

http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/24e0b604250c102d94d7001438c0f03b

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Sunday, October 30, 2011 2:24 PM

I still miss Calvin and Hobbes. *sigh* Now there was real art.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011 2:30 PM

So do I. Best comic strip ever. Watterson was brilliant.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011 2:50 PM

And interestingly enough, it was the very commodification of art in general and comics in particular that drove Watterson mad and probably had a lot to do with him ending the strip.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011 6:50 PM

If that's what made him stop, then I'm to blame. 'Cause I always ready Calvin on the commode...

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