A great way to keep me from reading an article, anywhere, anytime, is to title it “What is Art?” I’ve been inundated by that question either online or in printed publications at least a thousand times – okay, maybe 15 times.
I would suggest that a more interesting question would be: “What isn’t Art?”
I take this very seriously. What I figure would be a far more fascinating topic would be one that focuses on any animal, mineral, vegetable, inhuman or human thing, whatever, that cannot qualify as art or as a component of an artwork. Alternately: concepts that cannot be undertaken – ever – as the locus classicus of an experimental art project.
On the other hand no one can answer my question unless he can define what art is. So “What is Art?”
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