Jackson Pollock discussed on LGBTQ&A



Is that if you're coming to a work and you're willing to learn more about it. That's a win right if you're coming to a work set like if you can look at a painting or something or even like there was this Davinci piece came up. Up to auction was sold for all these millions of dollars, and it's Kinda cool that someone can be like. I don't like that Davinci, like I know that it's worth twenty eight million dollars. You know now that it's gone to auction in this way but I. don't think it's his best vinci or not so interested in that work at actually rather look at like you know this other painter whatever I think being able to operate from a space of agency. Agency around our I. Guess That's what my point is. The agency part to me is the best thing because artists intention. Yeah, that's a really valuable bit of information and people dedicate their careers building monographs to building exhibitions to recording these really necessary and vital stories about a work of art, but I think as a as a visitor to these works the that confidence to visit a work that confidence to make your own decision I think is equally important. And I think that gets lost when we're like well. Do I get smart enough? Am I this infor- that enough to have his encounter. I think that's such. A great point and I also think that people are able to look at a thousand things. They're able to walk into the gap in like say if they like or don't like a teacher, but they feel more uncomfortable looking at a work of art, and saying I don't like it or like a song. If I put on a song, and you don't like it can. You can change the song. People don't feel that same car or like you taste A. Vegan pizza and you're like I want real cheese. You know those things don't happen in the same way with our end so beyond whether you get it or not. And I and I don't. I don't mean to push back so much, but I'm like beyond whether you get an. It's like you're there like you're learning. That is what institutions at their best can do. These are institutions of learning. It's not about everything that you know. Once you get there. It's really like your ability to take things in that's. Exciting just before we wrap up this section when you look a piece of art, what are you looking for? Are you looking to feel something? Or what is your priority? I think when I'm encountering a work of art. I kind of go in hopefully with a blank slate like I realized the other like a few months ago, I was looking at this painters show that I love and I was hungry and I just I left exhibition. I was like I'm not in the right place. I gotTA. Go like love you. League Krassner, but I gotta find lunch because I can't do this, but for the most part, try to come in with a base level of just like okay. I'm ready to receive because it is like a sensory experience. Right like you. WanNa be in the right head space to take things in. But what am I looking for I? Don't know I think sometimes. It's a story I really do love stories and who the artist is when they made those things fascinating. Excite me, but I know that's not everyone's truth. But for me I kind of end blown away where it's like you know those little details of this work was. Made here for this reason or this color is no longer made because there's this like we're toxin in the like those types of things I'm really thrilled by. Because those are the things that kind of like stick to my ribs I always like have gravitated towards like Jackson pollock, which sounds cliche..

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