“If you want more meaningful art, build a more meaningful world”

September 24, 2008 § 1 Comment

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“Could a Campbell’s soup can really be the Sistine ceiling of our age? And if Warhol and his appropriated imagery represent the apex of artistic achievement, what does that say about modern culture’s capacity for meaning?”
“So when considering meaning in art, we have to ask ourselves – how much we are willing to see? How much of the burden of understanding we are willing to bear? Do we want to see a soup can or do we want to see a meditation on nihilism? Do we want to see a dirty bed or do we want to see the raw, gaping wound that is the artist’s life? Do we want to see a urinal or do we want to see a Fountain?”

Read the article and join the discussion at Adbusters.

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§ One Response to “If you want more meaningful art, build a more meaningful world”

  • Laurent says:

    Meaningful art……mmmm. Art is suggestive isnt it? It is good to leave people see different things in an art piece.

    Remember the ink shapes you made as a child = a shape came out looking like a bird oh no a plane…..depending on how you look at it.

    creation = freedom = interpretation.

    If art was too meaningful, it would be too easy.

    Laurent

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