As we continue in the What is Art series we talk this week about art being Relationship. How and what is art in a relationship with? When art is placed into a museum and gallery it is now art because of its relationship with its location.
The way art is determined to be art is through something called Artworld Theory, a term and idea that came about through the theorizing of Arthur Donto. He has said that "the artworld as the provider of an operational theory of art that participants use to distinguish art from non-art." So the idea of where that art is placed and how its recognized in relationship to the culture determines if its actually art or not.
So does that mean if your creative work is not in a gallery its not art? We say nah-nah! God has made us all as artists, we are all creative, and we are all modeling to some degree God's creative power in our lives that isn't dependent on relationship to its surrounding our culture. We are to create because we were created in God's creative image, Imago Dei.
We talk about two pieces of art the first by Robert Rauschenberg titled Bed and the Second we added again Any Warhol's Brillo Box. As we look at these two pieces and talk about what they mean and how they are so innovative we also play a game and try to sell them to each other, something Cody is not a huge fan of. These pieces are steps in a direction and how they are in relationship to reality, tangible life pieces, and abstract expressionism.
Outro Music: Handlebars by Flobots
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