Monday, February 21, 2011
In the Graduate Seminar class that the majority of the ceramic graduate class is in, there has been a lot of discussion pertaining to conceptual art. There seems to be an abundance of lackadasical objects floating around in the artworld with pages of concept supporting the objects. My question is, why do people spend so much time trying to prove the worth of an object they spent all of five minutes obtaining? It just seems to me, that if you are an excellent writer, then why try to pass yourself off as an object maker? Why not just become a theorist, or a philosopher? And more so, why are these "artists" being supported by major contemporary museums?