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.:: Monday, July 19, 2004




Question


Ever wonder...
What is artistic quality?
Where is the meaning in the work?
Who decides what is art or who is an artist?


This isn't specifically about our beloved kinetic and/or electronic art, but I'd say an event like this, done right, is worth a visit by anyone who has created, viewed, or heard of "art".

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University announces an experimental project to provoke and address questions frequently asked by visitors about art and its presentation in museums. Featuring objects from the Center's collection, 'Question' will be open July 14, 2004 through January 2, 2005. Admission is free.

'We are not even referring to this as an 'exhibition,' because we want to break out of the boundaries that the term 'exhibition' sets up in people's minds,' explained Patience Young, the Cantor Arts Center's curator for education. 'We are throwing out our assumptions in order to challenge ourselves and engage visitors in new ways. As we distilled a list of queries from the general public and visiting students, we discovered that some of the most basic questions are the most provocative. 'What is artistic quality?'; 'where is the meaning in the work?'; and 'who decides what is art or who is an artist?' have stimulated animated discussions among the staff.


For more information, call 650-723-4177

More food for thought:
Art Crimes
But Is It Art? by Cynthia Freeland


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