Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"Kunstverdacht" - 3

"This is not art. I could do this myself." - art as ability

Sunday, July 10, 2011

"Kunstverdacht" - 2

"Art is what sells" - market value

To this topic there can be found an instructable online with the title How to make art. It is quite interesting and a valid option to "make art" this way, although I'm not quite sure how serious to take the author. There's a certain irony to it. As a critique: This is a very simplified model. There are many other options that don't get mentioned and that I would consider more useful. But on the other hand the simplicity is compelling. Maybe I should try to make a tutorial myself one day ;-) In any case, the following are the six steps to "make art":
  1. Justify your existence (some art history)
  2. Getting away with it (explain yourself)
  3. Chicken or the egg (two approaches to choose from in making art)
  4. Now make something
  5. Self-promotion-a-go-go
  6. Reap the benefits

Saturday, July 9, 2011

"Kunstverdacht" - 1

"art suspicion" - suspecting something to be art because the context provokes the notion.

"If it's shown in the museum it has to be art" - institutional authority