On Freeing Ourselves From the Definition of Art
Art is what you can get away with. —Andy Warhol
Defining “Art” is a timeless and meaningless pursuit. We are creative minds (and minds are creative, mind you). We are creators and our creations can have multiple interpretations. To label our creations into fixed buckets (art, craft, etc) is a disservice (and a tamper) to our capacity of creation.
It is presumptuous to think that as of today, we have seen all forms of cultural expression. Who is to say that in 10,000 years there will not be another form of human creation to be heralded up there next to Art, Literature, Math? My vote goes for repetition, memes and sarcasm as likely candidates.
At least we can always count on Andy Warhol to helps us tear down our definitions of art:
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. —Andy Warhol
Since today is the one day anniversary of Bowie’s death, let’s hear what he had to say
I suppose for me as an artist it wasn’t always just about expressing my work; I really wanted, more than anything else, to contribute in some way to the culture I was living in. —David Bowie