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bruce nauman 
17th-Feb-2007 10:30 pm

there's a bruce nauman exhibition at the berkeley art museum right now, and i was wondering if you guys have any opinions about him.

personally, i think overrated. sure he's done some revolutionary things, but some revolutions shouldn't happen. his question of "what is art" is quite valid, but his answer "whatever an artist does in his studio," which has reverbated throughout his career, is simplistic, to say the least.

and, more importantly, it doesn't hit me where art should, it doesn't shake my core, like art like this could.
14th-Mar-2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
I've only heard of his name, I'm only just barely familiar with him/his work.

Art goes beyond what is created in the studio. What about the artists who don't have studios, is it not art then? Furthermore, if I have no talent-- maybe I even adamantly hate art, as long as I have a "studio" to produce in, is it then art, regardless of what it actually is?
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