Saturday, October 23, 2010
Doing research for my Art After Modernism essay. This is the last page of "Late Modern: The Visual Arts since 1945." I found it interesting. The beginning of the first paragraph reads:
"'Pure' conceptual art - an art of statements only, or an art in which the audience is asked to find its satisfaction by following the creator step by step in his thought processes, without asking that these should take a form more concrete than words..."
My feelings towards Conceptual art are mixed. It's safe to say i feel "weird" about the subject. On one hand it's fascinating to study the ideas in a university course setting. On the other it alienates people in an odd way that produces hostile attitudes towards art in general. And then there's the whole mess about to what extent a concept can be considered art if its main form is cognitive instead of physical/emotional.
bahh it makes my head hurt.
Posted by stuefee at 4:07 PM