Part one: Contemporary art – Project 2 Time and time-based media – Exercise 1 -The fourth dimension

  Years ago, I was told that dogs perceive time slower than humans. Hence why they were more accurate in their movements and chasing their tail can be hypnotizing for them. It was the first instance I fully realized time is a manmade creation or at least it is measured in such way. From The… Read More Part one: Contemporary art – Project 2 Time and time-based media – Exercise 1 -The fourth dimension

NOTES …on Time – ‘Entrance: Place – The First of All Things’- Or “The sneaky way OCA adds an extra exercise”

Time and place are often discussed together, as one is usually where the other exists as well. ‘Like time, place is something with which we engage in our everyday lives; we can use it to describe the relative ‘rightness’ of a situation – ‘A place for everything and everything in its place’,…’ As Samuel Smiles… Read More NOTES …on Time – ‘Entrance: Place – The First of All Things’- Or “The sneaky way OCA adds an extra exercise”

Part one: Contemporary art – Project 1 Art and ideas – Exercise 5 – Finding out more

For the final exercise of Project 1, I chose two paintings with still life to talk about. To make it more interesting, the paintings are different from each other. One is a famous cubism style of painting, the other is a folk-naïve or surrealist painting. I later drew both of them and wrote notes down… Read More Part one: Contemporary art – Project 1 Art and ideas – Exercise 5 – Finding out more

Part one: Contemporary art – Project 1 Art and ideas – Exercise 4 – Looking at context

Strangely, I feel compassion for the shark. I grew up by the Mediterranean sea, so for me the deadliest living thing in the waters was a jellyfish. Instead of feeling an ingrain fear towards the shark, my mind goes to the environmental affects of human population and its extinction status. The container that the shark… Read More Part one: Contemporary art – Project 1 Art and ideas – Exercise 4 – Looking at context

Part one: Contemporary art – Project 1 Art and ideas – Exercise 3 – Reading about Art

Continuing with the third exercise of the project, I was to read some material that raised the questions of what Art is and who choses what can qualify as art. In the excerpt, artist David Hensel in a humorous way, found out that his art work had been separated from the base, and that the… Read More Part one: Contemporary art – Project 1 Art and ideas – Exercise 3 – Reading about Art

Part one: Contemporary art – Project 1 Art and ideas – Exercise 2 – What is Art?

WHAT IS ART? As I mentioned previously in exercise 1, according to Duchamp and even Heidegger, Art is what you make it to be. If one could define Art into a sentence I would say, that Art is what you chose to think as art.  You give to it meaning or disregard it. That’s why… Read More Part one: Contemporary art – Project 1 Art and ideas – Exercise 2 – What is Art?

Part one: Contemporary art – Project 1 Art and ideas – Exercise 1

Bold, rude, insulting, androcentric. Without knowing yet why, these were the first words that popped in my mind. I will attempt to explore the possible meaning of the Fountain and break down each word I chose, in this post. Honestly, when I first saw it years ago on some documentary when I was a teen… Read More Part one: Contemporary art – Project 1 Art and ideas – Exercise 1