Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Marginal Powers: Ceramics and the art world.
Peter Schjeldahl's lecture is about understanding the role of art and how to look at it objectively. Although this lecture is aimed at ceramic artists I believe his approach is about all aspects of art, not simply those pertaining to ceramics, and that's a good thing. I believe the point of this lecture is to make artists question their understanding of why we make art, what is the significance in our own culture as well as it's relationship to history. Other questions he raises are what is value, why is art necessary, and to whom. I don't think he is making a point as much as he is raising awareness and trying to make his audience more responsible artists.