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March 23, 2009



I think it's a real issue.

I can't find the article, but there were two installations that featured a window and veils that represented beams of light coming from the window, and there was a good stir over it, if one was copying the other.

But I think the core issue is that we're all looking at a lot of the same mass media, and looking at all the same art magazines (as Ani Difranco said "and all the radios agree with all the TVs, and the magazines agree with all the radios, and I keep hearing the same damn song everywhere I go") so no surprise there are going to be 10 images of women stuffing their faces and making a mess, and 10 popular pieces on the theme of soap (both real cases).

What is key is maybe a little bit of a ding to both artist for just reaching into the ether and pulling a cup of what's floating around. Artist must go beyond, to think differently. If you're doing the same thing as everyone else, it's time to push yourself to do better.

That's my 2 cents.


Paige West

Thank you for your 2 cents Kathryn. I think it it is worth more than 2, actually.

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