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Is art Conceptual by nature?


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This topic contains 21 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  Xain 1 month, 1 week ago.

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    LoisL
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    My husband, who is the book publisher for the Museum of Modern Art,  and knows a lot about art and art criticism, said this about conceptual art.

    “I think this is just a bit of a straw man discussion in which  the writer is, perhaps understandably, electing to question people’s word usage rather than the ideas meant by first, those who conceived the terms conceptual art and non-conceptual art, and secondly, the magazine author.

    “Conceptual art is a term coined in the sixties with the specific intent of describing art in which the idea being presented is more important than the artifact. And non conceptual art is a rarely used and not widely accepted term designed to counter the first term. To construe either of them as having a broader meaning is entirely possible from a linguistic point of view, but is a bit like deciding to talk about folk music as if it were music made by any folk rather than a specific musical genre that most people understand in a more specific way.

    “I suppose you could argue that the act of pressing a camera button requires you to have had a concept of what you are doing, but think the magazine author’s meaning is that there is a difference between envisaging, arranging, and creating a composition designed to make a point and then photographing it and taking a snapshot.”

     

    Lois

     

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    Patrick D
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    Great post Lois, thanks; I learned.

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    LoisL
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    Glad it was helpful, Patrick.

    lois

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    Xain
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    Interesting way to put it.

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    conceptual art vs. derivative art ?

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    Xain
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    YOu might be right but I don’t really know what he meant. All I know is that whenever I feel artistically inspired I get this intrusion that I am conceptualizing it and therefor doing it wrong or doing something wrong or that I am Wrong.

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    Xain
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    How to Practice Contemplative Photography

     

    This is the article I was talking about.

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