Who gets to determine what’s art and what’s not?

March 28th, 2010

The artist or the viewer?

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alexander  |  March 28th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Depends, is this real world or government funded?

  • 2. grumps  |  March 28th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    We get to decide what we like. Others will decide what is Art.

    What happened? Did somebody make fun of Family Circle again this morning?

  • 3. Elliot  |  March 29th, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I just heard someone describe themselves as an artist and I was wondering if that’s all it takes.

    I can’t describe myself as an MD and have it be legitimate

    Or as a physicist.

    Just trying to figure out what the standard is.

  • 4. James Wigderson  |  March 29th, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I describe myself as an artist. She describes me as twenty minutes she could have spent reading a book.

  • 5. John Foust  |  March 29th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    This is different from bloggers calling themselves “journalists”?

  • 6. Elliot  |  March 29th, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Same neighborhood, John.

  • 7. John Foust  |  March 29th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I swear I wrote comment #5 before Wiggy showed up. What a coinky-dink. Twenty minutes? Does that include the sweet-talk? :-)

  • 8. james wigderson  |  March 29th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I dunno. Never called myself a journalist. I know journalists that are bloggers. I know bloggers that are journalists. I’ve been called a journalist. I’ve been called a blogger. And for the record, I’ve never sweet-talked John Foust. Blechh.

  • 9. Elliot  |  March 29th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I’m like the opposite of Professor Henry Higgins. I try to treat everyone equally politely, whether I agree with them or not!

  • 10. John Foust  |  March 29th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    What is this, Boots and … never mind.

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