A Video all Artists Should See
This video made the rounds on Face Book and I really enjoyed it so I thought I would share it here on my blog just in case you missed it 🙂 I’ve never been a big fan of the ludicrous directions that modern art has found itself travelling. I tried to get into it in school. I desperately TRIED to get into it, but it never sat well with me.
I enrolled in a course in 4th year at York which was all about Abstract Expressionism. It was taught by Ken Carpenter, a scholar on the subject and a contemporary of many of the artists discussed in the class. I wanted to understand and appreciate all these different artists and the works they had done. I stuck it out up to Morris Lewis. When Ken started defending the strength of one set of Lewis’s drippy line paintings over another, I threw in the towel. It wasn’t for me.
The Truth About Modern Art video concerns itself more with performance ‘art’. This is an avenue of exploration that should be barricaded off, police taped and then fire bombed out of the history books. I’ve never had a spot in my heart for performance ‘art’. In fact, it shouldn’t be considered art at all. It is simply an alternative to traditional performance and should stick to places where performance is appreciated. That nonsense has no place in an art gallery.
That being said, here’s the video. What do you think?