Sunday, October 11, 2009

What is art?

Image from Freshness mag

Interesting quote found within the leaflet I picked up while visiting the Pop Life exhibition at the Tate Modern yesterday:
I am fascinated with a distinction made between high and low art. I characterise art as that which is compelling to the viewer or listener. I characterise an artist as someone who can create something from nothing, that makes people feel an emotion they cannot experience through any other means.
- McG, director of Akhihabara Majokko Princess, in a collaboration with Takashi Murakami
The exhibition is definitely worth a visit, although admittedly not the best place to go on a second date, due to the rather adult nature of some of Jeff Koons' work. Slightly awkward. :)

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