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Communicating the value of art / Communiquer la valeur de l’art

2012 . 12 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

When artists don’t believe in the value of art, it’s very difficult for anyone else to do so.

Quand les artistes ne veulent pas parler de la valeur de l’art, il est très difficile pour les autres d’y croire.


For more information about the Artists’ Fellowship Inc, go here.

If you’re interested in the value of art, you might also like Pedigree, which is a project created by my partner.  The next Pedigree is a week from today at Place.  It’s a conversation about art, money, and art education with Horatio Law (who has an MFA and is a professor), Gabe Flores (who wants an MFA), and myself (who thinks MFAs miss the point entirely).

Pedigree: 13 December, 7 - 8 PM

Place
3rd floor of Pioneer Place
SW 5th and Yamhill, Portland, Oregon


Pour en savoir plus sur le Artists’ Fellowship Inc, allez ici.

Si les conversations sur la valeur de l’art vous intéressent, vous aimerez aussi Pedigree, qui est un projet créé par mon ami.  Le prochain Pedigree aura lieu dans une semaine à Place.  C’est une discussion de l’art, l’argent, et le système d’éducation artistique avec Horatio Law, Gabe Flores, et moi.

Pedigree: 13 décembre, 19h - 20h

Place
2ème étage de Pioneer Place
SW 5th Avenue et Yamhill, Portland, USA


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(2) Comments / Commentaires: Communicating the value of art / Communiquer la valeur de l’art

Lisa Plemmons Harrison Caddel...

I’ve come to believe that we are surrounded by art, art, art, so much that we as a society don’t even recognize it anymore. It is so commonplace as to be taken for granted and not appreciated for what it is. We live in it, we wear it, we drive it, we watch it, we see it, we hear it, and it influences our thinking without even the recognition of the lie that is art. I think that discernment and awareness are necessary. I believe in the work that artist’s like yourself do. Art is powerful. Art may illuminate the truth, or point to the truth and yet it is not truth, it is art. It is perception defined. It seems to me that the communication of this distinction is important. I think this may be the most important work for the artist, to proclaim that art is constructed. Whether beautiful or ugly, practical or esoteric it is made up and what one thinks about can be made up too and changed at a whim. Humans create constantly. Artist’s create with consciousness and claim it, and as you suggest, preferably with boldness.

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Gwenn...

Very interesting, this notion that we are surrounded by art and, specifically, the lie of art!  We’re hypnotized by the shiny.  But maybe the shiny that hypnotizes is more propaganda or design than art, and art differentiates itself by being the form of communication to un-hypnotize…?

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