Art? Art? We'll have none of that subversive stuff here in the land of the free!
Mucky, The US needs more art!
Hey,Great comments guys. :-)Yes all of that Commie, Pinko, Fag, Hippie, Drugie, Unionized Teachers, Liberal Bias, Artwork, is what is ruining this great country of ours for the rest of us GOD LOVIN, FOX PROGRAM VIEWING, CONSERVATIVES who knows what's best.I am waiting on Microdot's input on this subject.
Christo's quote is quite a generalized idealistic statement because to me the boundaries of what is art only rely on the artist. Yes, art is freedom of expression, so it can be fascist, conservative and repressive as well. It's not my place to say something is not art. It can be trite, kitsch, corny, ugly and puzzling, but it can be profoundly beautiful. If you look at something and say, "that's art", well it is, because you said so.I like a lot of Christo's work. His grand projects are a real industry. He employs hundreds of people and gets huge funding to realize them, but at the basis of what he does is a very individual esthetic. I always found his drawings to be quite elegant. He actually draws the concepts for his projects and I have seen many of his early conceptual graphic works from the 60's and 70's of his "wrapping" projects.I have been looking at a lot of the work of Kurt Schwitters lately, he created an entire world from found objects. He called it Merzbau,merz, as far as I can tell is a corruption of commerce. He lived in an house which he totally embellished with trash objects....It was a totally fascinating actually beautiful place...it was destroyed by the Nazis.Do you know the Scottish contemporary conceptual environmental artist, Andy Goldsworthy? Check out his work. I have his video, Rivers and Tides. Nothing he does is meant to last more than a few hours at the most. I think Rivers and Tides is available on YouTube in episodes. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
I [posted a video of Goldsworthy on my blog with al link to your site:http://thebrainpolice.blogspot.com/2011/04/river-and-tides-extraits-1.html