What’s the Point of This?

May 8, 2017 – 10:20 am

 

A: Imagine this B: Look at this
Something big wrapped in plastic Christo Javacheff (2000) Wrapped Reichstag Project for Berlin
A pickled cow Damien Hirst (1995) Mother and Child, Divided
Some bricks William Anastasi (1964) En Route (Stack of Bricks) Originally untitled
A toilet Marcel Duchamp (1917) Fountain
A bike seat with handlebars arranged like a bull Pablo Picasso (1943) Head of a Bull
Dirty sheets Tracy Emin (1999) I Think It Must Have Been Fear
A light turning on/off Martin Creed (2007) Work No. 227: The Lights Going On and Off
A picture of a soup can Andy Warhol (1968) Soup Can
A really big comic book Roy Lichtenstein (1962) Blam
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What do you get from column B that you don’t get from column A? Whatever you get has little to do with Art – if Art is anything more specific than ‘an experience.’ As Art therefore, the elements of column B are purely pointless.

 

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