2020-01-05 Art Talk and Questions
Questions that can’t be answered but that can be addressed
In my Coursera course on modern art I found this:
Sean Anderson, Associate Curator, Department of Architecture & Design
I imagine architecture through the lens of art, and art through the lens of architecture. Both create and define spaces we could inhabit, always bringing us back to where we are at a given moment. They introduce and excavate ways of seeing and experiencing the world. Architecture and art deteriorate too; in each moment something falls away and something else becomes the contemporary. It is that change and transformation that I am always intrigued by.
In the world today there are so many questions that can’t be answered but that can be addressed. In art, architecture, and design, questions about our world are observed and recounted in innovative ways. As you navigate the artworks, ideas, questions, and propositions in the course, reflect on them through the lens of your own experience. The works in this course present ideas rather than solutions.
I see so many artist statements saying that the artist is questioning something or other. This tends to drive me crazy, primarily because it doesn’t really tell me what the artist thinks that they are doing or contributing other than the question, that is.
Art works surely attempt to do a little answering now and then?