What is the context that defines art in social media, where anyone doing anything can post something and call it art? Does art seek a context beyond Instagram for its validation, or does Instagram create the context?
Instagram, where 300 million active users post 70 million new photos daily, is actively creating a virtual museum.
In my world, I imagine a free Draw at the Art Museum Day where everyone is invited to draw; draw not what one is shown but what one sees in order to forge relationships where the chatter is left behind.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is placing some of the treasures of its holdings "Inside Out." Does the program affirm that art, in all its manifestations, has been and will always be defined by an association to valued audiences and economic power controlled through placement?
Murals have the potential to delve deeper into social issues, but only when they are dialogues that challenge and take risks in exposing us all.
I’m not interested in questioning whether the murals are art or evaluating whether the murals are good or bad; I'm interested in how these murals function as art.
Despite changes providing female artists with opportunities similar to those enjoyed by male artists, a structure of sexism continues to exist.
While great art has been created under the confines of public limitation, the Magic Gardens mosaics reveal what can be created without such restraints. It is art needing no justification, no explanation, no critique — it is just pure experience of its existence.
Can art exist in public spaces without a power cord?
Physical art demands a home, and the physical demands of public art become metaphoric in mirroring the individual’s need in establishing a place of home. Thus, location becomes crucial and is often a source of contention, mimicking other city realities.