Monday, May 16, 2011

Culture - What is Art?

My brain is fried tonight.

After watching 90 minutes of Real Housewives of New Jersey, I don't even know what is what anymore.

But that shit was awesome.

Halfway through an Italian family riot at a baby's christening party, I paused the show and turned to Larry.

"This is amazing," I declared. "This is cultural studies at work. Where does this happen in our Orange County world? It doesn't. But here we are witnessing this insanity we cannot even comprehend."

After attending grad school and getting a Masters in "performance studies," I find culture and art everywhere I look.

So I started thinking about art, high art vs. low art and I remembered a piece from our visit to Paris' Centre Pompidou....

Paola Pivi
Untitled (donkey)
2003
Photographic print, aluminium, frame / Photographie couleur, aluminium, cadre 
Where does this fit in?

Can someone please explain this to me?

I mean, I love it.

But how is it "art"?

My brain is fried.

1 comment:

January Dawn said...

Um. Yeah. I have no idea WHAT this is but I find it inexplicably calming regardless of the fact that a donkey has no reason to be in boat of any kind, anywhere. I also have no clue about art, period, so I probably have no right to comment on this whatsoever.