Sunday, April 02, 2006

Sometimes a glimpse is not enough.

Over at Marginal Revolution, a meditation on the ephemeral nature of contemporary art:
more and more artists make works they never expect will be lived with, looked at day in, day out by the same person; that much art is made for fairs or museums, designed to grab a distracted passerby's attention without needing to be experienced twice.
The one time I took an art class, I was actively mocked by both the professor and my fellow students for wanting to make things that I'd enjoy living with or seeing every day. This, they informed me, was the province of "arts and crafts classes," not capital-A Art classes.
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