What is art?
Qualities of art
Artists are good at finding qualities across different disciplines
Artists are the best guides in the city
Art is not aesthetics
“This is art, and that is aesthetics”. Most of art is preoccupied with digging in aesthetics. I see art as something not about aesthetics. Digging in aesthetics (even as a painter, conceptual, or video artist) is a lot closer to the world of design. I think the evolution of art is trailing towards “art is not aesthetic” direction. It is visible in some practices or some artworks. It was most visible and most defined during second avant-gardes (art of 60’s and 70’s).
Art is a discourse of discourses
What I mean? There is music, film, biology, physics, writing, technology, philosophy etc. and there is art (and within it there is music, film, biology, physics, writing, technology, philosophy)
Art is about expertise in discourses
One of the core essences of art is understanding discourses – being an expert in them, creating discourses (think fauvism, cubism, constructivism) then redefining them, learning what is the core there, what is a gravity of movement, what is it’s essence.
I think discourse expertise is a knowledge that can be applied to other disciplines.
Art can be about non-conformity
Art can create the possibility of not conforming to hierarchy structures.
Be careful only in a perverse way – Richard Diebenkorn