What is art? 21:06 on Sunday
Earlier today I was leafing through Computer Arts in a Tallinn bookstore, and stumbled upon an article called
Patrons of design. The idea was roughly that now (lucky) creatives are sponsored by corporations, somewhat in the same way as wealthy individuals were patrons of fine artists in the good old days (of which I know nothing).
For everything that art stood for, Dada was to represent the opposite. Where art was concerned with traditional aesthetics, Dada ignored aesthetics.
Made me think about my relationship to art (again). I would love to do generative art (and be paid for it). So… For me, art is works that fulfill the following criteria:
- The works are finished
- The works are created for the sake of creating
- The works are enjoyed by many
- The price paid for the works is in no proportion to their material value
All of these criteria are optional. Music especially is a difficult form of art to match with these criteria. Have I lost it with this list? ;)