i love listening to gordon ramsay say in a nice voice “this is cooked perfectly” it makes me dream about the day i’ll be accepted by my father
got glasto tickets :D
i went to an artist talk on wednesday and it was really good and i loved the artists but i got so angry with some of the students (mostly 3rd years) at the end of it
this artist created really nice pieces inspired by hubble telescope images but she chose specifically, at exhibitions, not to show this or mention it and i really appreciated that because nothing annoys me more than really pushing a meaning into someones face or having a wall dedicated to the influences and ideas of the exhibition on show
but at the end people start asking her why she wouldn’t show, say, an image from the hubble telescope in order for viewers to grasp her intentions and why she wouldn’t help a viewer understand what was in front of them
at least 3/4 people asked this question just worded differently and i was genuinely offended on her behalf like i found that so ridiculous to ask, especially to a well established artist that had exhibited all over the world.
and it just reminded me why i hate the idea of art as a taught thing. i love doing art, and i love being able to create with feedback and even learn its history but Art (the subject) is ridiculous, it’s painful sometimes. the thrive for answers to everything is just so overwhelmingly obvious and the need to produce art that has answers and has reason is beginning to unsettle me.
i completely understand that there are artists who need/want that and that doesn’t bother me, but it’s just being in an environment where i find it hard to produce my own work in sometimes, like i’m not being serious enough or i’m not producing the right answers for people when i’m not even sure what they’re asking and the artist talk just reminded me of it