Monday, November 03, 2003

Ideas Don't Matter (?)


In Ideas Don't Matter there are

some disturbing "ideas" by John Link about "art".

He writes:

"Genuine innovation evolves slowly and painfully, without leaving footprints that measure up to commonly accepted standards, and therefore remains invisible to those who embrace the conventional wisdom. It exists to be seen, felt, and absorbed, not ruminated upon. It is tied to materials, not ideas, and looks retro to those who assume (wrongly) that ideas drove the avant-garde when it was still a living force in the evolution of ambitious ." Read the whole article here.

Gee, is that true?
Materials instead of ideas? (Read the quote again)

I don't buy it.

Conventional wisdom is materialistic.

Ideas are invisible...
until they materialize.

artblog.net ideas reality and fundamentalism


artblog.net
has the Motto "the chronicles of an artist in the world"
and has an October 21, 2003 post on "ideas".

The idea - hold on a minute - there
is
that an "idea" is static
while
"reality" is always in motion
and
that the cause of fundamentalism, for example,
is the
mistaking of one's own ideas for reality - all the time.

Hm.

It is seldom that I am STUNNED by an idea.
But that is the reality.

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