© 2002, Tina Roeder “white plastic chair”
© 2006, Sam Durant “mono-block porcelain chair”
© 2008, Maarten Baas “plastic chair in wood”
Making art – sometimes – is very simple:
You can change the material of an object
You can change the scale (larger or smaller)
place the same object in a different context (“decontextualize” is how the art-cultured people called it).
It it quite funny if you think that for example children are doing this while learning from the “mistakes”.
And similar “mistakes” are called
by the same people who talk about decontextualization.
I’m not surprised if this makes contemporary art less attractive and enjoyable for the general public not in confidence with the art world.
© 2008, All images by Sabine Timm
The dictionary has all the words to create poems, but it doesn’t contain any.
People with more general knowledge are not necessary more creative than others. A creative person is who makes connections.
Creativity is the ability to make relationship between two (or more) things.
Combining existing things in new ways is a mere expression of creativity, and it is what most of the artists (and children) do.
If everybody could have more free time to use (and express) their creativity, our definitions of art and artists would be completely different.
© 2012, Green is Green, photo by: Joana Pais. Eläintarhantie, Helsinki
© 2012, photo by: Maija Bergström, Helsinki
Beautiful things found on the streets of Helsinki.
Photos from the first “Art is Everywhere: the Workshop!”, Helsinki Summer School 2012.
Thank to all the students!
The first “Art is Everywhere Workshop” will be held at Helsinki Summer School on August 13th, 2012.
27 international students from ‘Design and the City‘ course will participate in this two-days workshop.
The theme of the workshop is still top secret, but its Manifesto is very clear.
I am very excited and thrilled about it. And I am hoping to make it into a traveling workshop.
I will keep you posted!
Thanks to ADC for the support!
© 2012, Plates by Maxime Ansiau
More assembled objects, turned into art here,
and repeated objects here.