01 August, 2010

Art is: Investing in art

One aspect I find in the realm of art is that a lot of the artists invest in the endevour of art. They spend their time making art to the exclusion of other possible activities. So much so that it becomes a matter of survival. Some art works are so labor intensive that merely creating the work results in a situation that if the work is not succesful the artist will suffer. You could also approach this aspect in another way. The investment in the psychological sense. Someone has spent his (or her) time in tedious repetition with the intention of making a cultural statement: The shear bloody-mindedness of the act makes the act stand out and part of the experience.

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