Just in case anyone thought this was legit. This is fake and also made up and not real.
I fucking quit
i hate art
"where’s your homework"
Art is weird…it’s not /that/ weird. Learn more about it…with The Art Assignment.
Yeah, just to be clear, this post is fake. To quote my brother, “It is amazing to me that fine art is so misunderstood and opaque and seemingly disconnected from reality that people think it’s possible to sell nothing for a million dollars. Especially when in fact art is deeply tied to and influenced by culture…it reflects and defines culture and is vibrant and wise and has depth and beauty. And it includes all of the stunning creations we reblog here on Tumblr all the time.”
I think the art world is partly to blame for this, because it too often operates in a bubble and cultivates its elitism, when really the ideas and aesthetics that fuel contemporary art, as I hope we’re showing with the art assignment, are tremendously relevant to contemporary life.
So the whole “Modern art sucks” narrative (by which people usually mean contemporary art) is, like my recent Batman diss, totally unfair and oversimplified, but it also seems like a reasonable intellectual position to take given the way that the world of contemporary art usually presents itself to people who don’t spend a lot of time with contemporary art.
Anyway, this whole problem is what inspired Sarah to create The Art Assignment in the first place.