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i like the sign off 'please don't break the law'
Their new sign off should definitely be '…and please don't sue us.'
Think broadly, see creativity, and create. Or some variation on that.
until next time, stay creative
"…and could you guys please suggest a sign off for us?…".What's wrong with the sign-off you used? I like, "…Please don't break the law, unless you must, and you have a very good reason, and you don't sue us…".Oh wait, I see, that statement is completely legal. If it were illegal that wouldn't disqualify it from being considered 'art'. Hmmm.One option would be to tie a threat onto the end, as in, "….and you don't sue us or we'll come to your house while you are sleeping. break in the door and talk trash about your furnishings and taste in clothes….", or words to that effect. That could be illegal and so it isn't disqualified from being art.
Okay, I helped with that part, the rest is up to you.
You could invoke Wil Wheaton, point at the camera and say "Make more art!"
😛 Yeah, I really have no idea what I good sign off would be.
When people engage in "art" which violates a law they should not expect that they will be immune from the consequences of taking illegal actions. An artist is only "brave" in their actions if they take them knowing that they will suffer the consequences thereof.There must also be concern for those innocent persons who can or do become victims of the "artistic" event. To cite Plutarch " Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport but in earnest." Similarly an "artist" may do things for the sake of "art" but the outcome for others can be harmful despite the otherwise benign intent of the "artist."
The sign out could be "please don't sue us"
"Go out and make art."
The art assignment. Put your passion to work.
This is what drew me to be passionate about art in highschool. I started a program which required lots of art research and realized how important art is as a political entity. I think the best art/expression raises social, political, philosophical or other issues. Beauty and aesthetics can extend value in such important ways beyond the simple surface of being "pretty" or skillful. ALL THE POLITICAL ART! 😀
Great episode, Sarah! We miss John, but honestly I would watch you every day. I'm leaning so much about art. Great show!
"Assigning off!" Actually don't do that. Please don't.
I would like to see artists spam breaking copyright law to force it to be changed.
More lecture episodes!! 😀
Judas Priest – Breaking The Law (Official Video)
This might be the best YouTube channel in existence.
love this. love this series.
Don't forget to be artsome
This is irrelevant but where did you get your glasses?
Sign off – "without art the earth is just eh"
Too much vocal fry.
"The nature of humans is to be free"
That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.
Art is not really good or bad
Just because something is art, doesn't mean it's a good thing…
I can't believe you refused to get in front of the camera for so many years. You are truly awesome!
How about "and please don't sue us" as the sign-off?
Maybe your sign off could be something about portrayal and interpretation, how there are thousands of ways for art to be portrayed and interpreted. I think that's what you were trying to say here; art isn't illegal until it is interpreted by the governments we live in, so we should be careful about the ways we portray our art so that it can be interpreted in a way that won't end us up in jail, where it's hard to continue making art. (I also want to add that it's very interesting how in those examples, the societies in which the artists lived inspired the art that broke the society's own regulations) Awesome video!
Also, I'm just wondering if you're planning on doing any Art Assignments that have to do with writing or literature. Like maybe a kind of poem, or a prompt of some sort? That would be really exciting!
Sarah, in an earlier Art Assignment you mentioned that you don't have a definition of art. However, in this Art Assignment you say that most art that breaks the law is "bad [art]," and you argue that a bank heist isn't art.
This makes me wonder, how do artists define what is good art and what is bad? If anything can be art, then under what criteria are the labels of "good" and "bad" defined? Thanks for making me wonder about this.
Sarah, this is such a wonderful video. So well-written, so thoughtful, so challenging, but also so accessible. You rock. Your team rocks. Also Ai Wei Wei rocks, but that's just an aside. Mainly you rock.
you guys should really read The Family Fang.. it's all about violent and law breaking performance art, and the limits and value of it.
Your sign-of could be: Make art, see art, be art. Or is that too pretentious? And I find the concept of defining art confusing. Need we? Could art just be the indefinable? Or would that then be a definition in itself?
An Ai weiwei exhibit came to the IMA where I am
Don't break the Laa
I'd like to point out something.As in any other place where professionalism is required, on the subject of robbing banks, someone who's familiarized with the techniques and difficulties can see the beauty in a perfectly orchestrated bank assault.I understand that you tried to sound subjective when you said that "I'd argue not", but I want to understand why do you "argue not"?Is it because of the crash with the ethical premise of private property? In that sense, people are also entitled to religious freedom in the same ethical level, thus making the Pussy Riot protest unethical in the that same level. Or maybe its because you wouldn't want to encourage this type of behavior, as it creates much more social chaos than a harmless dance on an altar. But then I ask this, what is social chaos? For the "people of china" what Ai Weiwei was doing, denouncing its own country's infrastructure, was unsettling the foundations of their great nation, spreading this way a whole bunch of chaos. You might argue that Ai Weiwei was denouncing errors that need imediate fixing, but a highly complex and orchestrated robbery does, in the same way, argue that there's a system that needs improving, it shows where the flaws are and how it can be broken. In the cyber-security world people often say that the best way to keep a firewall up-to-date is to continuously have a team hacking into it, thus revealing its flaws. In this way a bank robbery sends a message that has many layers of possible interpretation, and isn't this what art is all about?
ps. I'm not really a chaos activist, this is all just for the sake of argument.
Ha! I thought, "Please don't break the law" was your sign-off. You need a new one?Ummm… I got nothin'. Great insight into Avant-Garde, though! I love The Art Assignment!
You know I do agree with you that the law can sometimes be broken. I mean this country was founded on braking laws. When the British ruled us they had laws and our "founding fathers" broke them to free this country. I wonder what you guys think. Should we break the law sometimes if it in a way must be done. Sorry I just kind of wondered and wanted to know what you guys thought
Suggested sign off: "Make good art." with a hat tip to Neil Gaiman.
Of course a bank robbery could be art. Especially in a culture that is dominated, in the worst possible sense of the word, by banks and corporations.
This video was especially fascinating. Thank you for your content. I am thinking of using The Art Assignment in my humanities class next year.
Such an amazing video! Loved it!
It's weird how photography was invented so recently so when you look at old photographs you're not even looking at anything from very far in the past.
Sign off: be safe
Could you maybe do a video on performance art? I absolutely love Abramovic's work and would really like more history on that form of art altogether. And maybe you could say "make your great day."?
That thing you just did for the end would be a great sign off ;0)
I love the Art Assignment but I'm still not used to seeing the yeti
What do you think about the line between vandalism and streetart/graffiti? And the way in which certain artists are revered and there work is actively protected by goverments, and also removed from walls and sold, where as other pieces are painted over and the artists prosecuted
"Make life out of living."
An interesting art assignment I'd like to see along these lines is "controversial" art and seeing people translate that into their own personal lives. What is controversial to one person may be normal and mundane to another.
If anyone is still interested in this subject, there is a wonderful exhibition called 'Disobedient Objects' at the V&A in South Kensington, London. It looks deeper at the subjects discussed here, with more focus on the objects used and created for riots and such, which aim to challenge systems of government and societial views.
can anyone do the art assignment?
The makes me think of the French Gustave Courbet (1819-1877). He was elected during la Commune de Paris, 1871 and put in charge of the Fine Arts being an eminent subversive artist (L'Origine du monde, 1866, being his most famous provocative work) with close ties to the anarchist milieu. During la Commune, he constantly protected the works of art hosted in Paris, preventing a lot of destruction, but he ended up being emprisoned anyway after the Third Republic took the city back because he partly contributed to the destruction of a monument connected to Napoleon's conquests…
I don't know if you have covered street art yet but Banksy and other street artists are also great examples of individuals who try to send a message through their illegal art.
Yeah even if Banksy's art is not very overt in its meaning (i.e. it is interpretable in different ways) it is still "against the law" because it is graffiti. It not only brings to attention the laws governing the allowance for graffiti to be accepted as art because his art is always beautiful and interesting, but it also challenges the systems of government that exist around the world.
Could I put all of my poorly done chemistry homework on display? When you don't know how to balance equations properly, you're breaking the law (of conservation of matter).
I'm all up for peaceful protest but do they have to dance on an altar? This is how I see it: 1. They are protesting because their human rights aren't being respected 2. Isn't it a human right to respect another religion, no matter how displeasing it is to you? Even though the church is participating in Russian Politics, it has nothing to do with the million devout who cherish and respect the alter. 3. So aren't they disturbing someone else's human rights?
I love art.
Because of the name Art Assignment, I think of you like my college art professor. So, your sign off could be related to that. "That's all for today, class. Don't forget your assignment." Maybe that's too cheesyAlso, come to think of it, most of my teachers didn't have a sign off. All they had was a bell. Then all the students started leaving and the teacher was yelling reminders at us as we left.
The post-modernism era is was a time of great and new art. My favorite artist, Alexander Calder, was a huge part of it. He was the first person to create moving sculpture, kinetic art. His mobile was inspiration to other artists, for example, George Rickey (my 2nd favorite artist. Calder's mobile revolutionized modern art. "Why must art be so static?"- Alexander CalderSincerely, Tristan Presley
pussy riot… 10/10 best name evah!
How about photography as a form of art? or instagram as art??? Or please dispel the myth that you need a better camera for better photography… technical skills vs "creativity"!
A bit crass but:sly look "Who arted?"
Check out Francisco "Papas Fritas"
bad art? wtf is that?
live smart through art
He put a urinal in exhibition is anyone ever going to put a vaginal?
This is a GREAT video! 😀
Can someone recommend me a book to understand a little more about art please? For mortals who have misconceptions even of the abstraction.
Everything is art with the right perspective.
i was living in Sichuan when the 2008 earthquake happened, i was four
And that's a wallop of art straight to the brain-box! See you on the internet!
Art is so many different things and it is really shocking how such a strong message an artist makes can turn their whole life around. Whether it is good or bad, such as Ai Weiwei. He had his freedom completely taken away as a private citizen because his piece called Remembering what basically a back hand to the government. I am so glad to know that this hasn't completely stopped him from speaking out for what he thinks or believes in through his blog.
It could be make good art
Im so attracted to you what do I do
Thank you! loved it! Please talk about "Black Market International"! Or another Activist artists. I've some photo-performance works, could you talk about interdisciplinary art works or Groups of artists?
BE GAY DO CRIMES
…if you can find Richard Hell's writings on "Crime", i think there is no better deconstruction of the topic and i woudl suggest it highly.
Pussy Riot comes to mind….
You're playing with fire…
DISAGREELegality does not equal morality. Breaking the law via art to prove a point is extremely respectable in my opinion.
Art Assignment idea:an art assignment about the Neue Wilde, or about the Italian Transavantgarde
You shouldn't break the law but you definitely should bend it 🙂
What about graffiti?
The way i see this discussion is that calling something art that is not art- for example Marcel Duchamp, Urinal, and the shooting of a man's arm in a gallery should be considered breaking the law. Such a shame that i am unaware if there is a legal law that prevents this or if it is ever implemented.
As for breaking the law and calling it art i suppose it depends on the law you are breaking (get a legal advisor beforehand). As an artist the law i find most interesting today is Copyright Law. This challenges the point of making art in its pure and conventional form drawing, painting and sculpture for then it to be copied. Artist's such as Andy Warhol may of been aware of this and on this subject leads to Spiritual aspects of the art itself, and if the maker/artist is of any importance to the work when assessing it as art. This is why Art schools are usually a waste of time to artists and leaving good artists in usual distress and fury when their good work is decided as bad with preference to something floating in my toilet in the morning pre flush becoming revered- Manzoni Canned Shit for example. I would like to know if this is to do with ego or just plain threatening.
Appreciate your YouTube discussions perhaps you could do a topic on Copyright Law.
If you could also discuss if bad art is threatening or just not art and calling something that an artist does as art that was not their intention causing so much distress to the artist that they end up accepting the stupidity of non-art genres.
Pussy Roit is not art. The Knife is art.
BE GAY DO CRIMES!
It is important considered which law to break and not to break them because the art establishment has to have it's last say. So much for freedom of expression. Culturally speaking, it's all control by the establishment. One man's expression is another country s propaganda. Weaponized.
Sorry, misunderstood instructions: the bodies in the boot of the car… when does it become art ?
Art is what you make it! And I’m not making enough!
Check out my PERFORMANCE ART videos on my channel if you LOVE performance as much as me ^.^ !! <3
Henry David Thoreau. Lenny Bruce. Jock Sturges. Sally Rand. D. H. Lawrence. Mae West.
If money is allowed to be considered speech, then a bank heist DOES come across as an art performance.
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