Depending on the medium an artist works in, their output isn’t usually questioned. Painting is a good example of this. Today the artist’s output manifests in a multitude of forms going beyond the traditional mediums of paint or metal to include collaboration and conversation. In a world where social practice and other esoteric forms of conceptual art are now part of the contemporary art cannon, confusion is possible for the layman.
And what about photography, whether its subtitle is “fine art photography” or “documentary photography?” If the work is useful, can it also be art? The contemporary art reading and discussion group will attempt to dig into these ideas, fortified by the readings listed to the left. So come to the library on Nov. 3, 6:30- 7:45pm, (in the teen room) and be part of the conversation!