Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Projection vs. Awareness

It is ignorance, or a lack of intelligence, to approach any artistic work with assumptions of any kind.

Artistic works, paintings, music, performance, mixed media, etc. only suffer when crafted for the purpose of serving social and political agendas.  What may "make a statement" as propaganda is nonetheless transient as "art".  Of even less value is the assessment or opinion regarding a work that is based upon such ideological conventions, which are as insignificant as mere subjective biases.

What is demanded of the artist is equally expected of the observer, and that is aesthetic perception.

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