Welcome to Creatively Pensive, a blog dedicated to the critique of art, museums and culture from the views of a[n] Art & Museum Studies graduate student. I would like to initiate this new venue of communication with a quote from Take Oldenburg (1961), regarding his critique on pop art.
May this be a manifesto of sorts, for greater things to come.
“I am for an art that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum. I am for an art that grows up not knowing it is art at all, an art given the chance of having a starting point of zero. I am for an art that involves itself with the everyday crap and still comes out on top. I am for an art that imitates the human, that is comic if necessary, or violent, or whatever is necessary. I am for an art that takes its form from the lines of life, that twists and extends impossibly and accumulates and spits and drips, and is sweet and stupid as life itself.”
As a closet art critic, I am starting this blog as a creative outlet for a more profound “brain dump” of all the knowledge buzzing in my head during the candidancy for my Masters degree. I have many thoughts, and plan on developping them here. Through this blog, I hope to evoke discussion and debate regarding the past, present and future of the art world. This will include both the art world in the United States, and abroad. I encourage everyone to think outside the box, outside of conventional norms. The most effective solution is to toss off all pre-determined assumptions/mindsets and question what you know to be true. This is the opportune moment to be as open-minded as possible, ask questions and make mistakes. Otherwise, how else are you going to learn and grow?
More to come… stay tuned!