excuse me, what?!
what the hell IS art then??? roommate said she looks at damien hirst (picture of the lamb in fermaldehyde) and it disgusts her and doesn't inspire her and she never wants to look at it again, and therefore it's not art.
to me, something that creates such a strong reaction DEFINITELY makes it art. if you put a carved out of marble lamb that is "beautiful" in a gallery and put a real lamb in fermaldehyde in another gallery and you have, an equal reaction to the two, one in awe and one in disgust, how does that not make them both successful pieces of art.
how do you not appreciate that? you can hate something and still appreciate it's value.
and then i asked if it's not art then what is it? and she said an idea.
isn't art ideas?
i'm starving and shaky and not thinking clearly i want to write more but i cant.