April 8, 2009

Visiting Artist [sic], Parts 4 & 5: On Throwing Art Away

I didn't realize it at the time, but these two clips about Cary Leibowitz and Joep van Lieshout end up being related. Both artists make work that directly questions the value that the "Art" label imbues to an object. And though Cary comes at it from a position of artist neediness and Joep from defiant bravado, both address the issue of whether an "Art" object should be preserved.

Which is interesting, since I think MoMA threw out the van Lieshouts they commissioned when they built their new building.

And yeah, no, I don't know why the YouTube stills for all my videos are green, either. It's not like I whipped together a faux Flavin in the auditorium or anything.

Since 2001 here at greg.org, I've been blogging about the creative process—my own and those of people who interest me. That mostly involves filmmaking, art, writing, research, and the making thereof.

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