In fact, it might actually be Wednesday before I’ll be able to clear the SpinstaCalenda for Art Week.* Unforeseen circs, etc. In the meantime, I suggest that interested parties take this opportunity to consider the definitions of some of the terms likely to be bandied during the discussion, and some of the questions, and post’em here.
Take “art,” for example. What the hell does it mean? Or “pomo asshole”? Or “the intersection of art and commerce”? How does one interpret Simone de Beauvoir’s remark “art is the attempt to integrate evil”? Also, does modern art by women have to contain human blood in order to be taken seriously? And if a painting falls in the forest, and there’s no critic lurking nearby to curl a lip at it, is it art? Also, is self-expression really necessary? Also, just how classist is this discussion in the first place?
*Just joining us? Art Week is gonna be one of those