Attention is what creates value. Artworks are made as well by how people interact with them — and therefore by what quality of interaction they can inspire. So how do we assess an artist who we suspect is dreadful but who manages to inspire the right storm of attention, and whose audience seems to swoon in the appropriate way? We say, ‘Well done.’
The question is: ‘Is the act of getting attention a sufficient act for an artist? Or is that in fact the job description?’
Perhaps the art of the future will be indistinguishable.
I believe in art’s social presence—as breaker of official silences, as voice for those whose voices are disregarded, and as a human birthright. … I don’t think we can separate art from overall human dignity and hope.
I got to see Do Ho Suh’s work Some/One today at the MIA and boy let me tell you, it was a spiritual experience. I didn’t have my camera with me so these photos are just from google, and they don’t do it justice. It was in a dimly lit room with a spotlight on it, and it reflected this gorgeous pattern on the walls, and the dogtags just glowed. It was brilliant and sublime.
Bicho is a lamp that has as many shapes as there are twigs for it. The wood for these animal like shapes comes from the Portuguese Holm Oak and the lamp has a textile covered electrical cord. These lamps are created by Martin Hopita.
Sebastian Black, Little Chase Desk avec Promenade, 2012. Wood. Courtesy the artist.
chair[dot]felt scrap german-milled 100% wool design felt on white pigmented maple with a white powder-coated aluminium backspring, off-the-shelf threaded rod, washers, and giant wingnuts
filzfelt, submaterial, +danielmoyerdesign collaboration for Reclaim x2