Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Art No-one Can See

I came across this little article on the BBC website.  It's 'Why Make Art No-one Can See?' by Lucy Townsend.

From a man in Ghana who makes beautifully carved coffins (and who wouldn't want to get buried in that rather cheery giant goldfish?)

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...to an artist who drops his sculptures deep into the sea off Mexico so that they can only be found by divers...

Jason Decaires Taylor

...to a man who buries his work beneath a sewer in a main road in Ontario, so that it can't be seen by anyone...

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...it begs the question, does a piece of art need an audience in order to be a piece of art?  Or if it isn't seen by a viewer (someone other than the artist), does it exist as art?

Instead of Schrodinger's Cat, it's Schrodinger's Art....!

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