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Re: What is Art?

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Frankland (frankland)
Wed, 17 Feb 1999 18:24:54 -0500


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We just began discussing Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol in my 8th grade
classes. My students decided anything is art if it you will it to be so.
Is this true? I honestly don't know, but the whole philosophy
surrounding Duchamp and his 'Fountain' is a fun and open-ended
discussion with any age group. It was not originally 'art', but is now?
Why, because Duchamp said so? Can we do the same thing? I love Dada, and
the avenues it opened up for all of us - I'm sure I'll get some
disagreement? It is a great thread though....
Vicky in MI, where the weather can't decide either.

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We just began discussing Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol in my 8th grade classes. My students decided anything is art if it you will it to be so. Is this true? I honestly don't know, but the whole philosophy surrounding Duchamp and his 'Fountain' is a fun and open-ended discussion with any age group. It was not originally 'art', but is now? Why, because Duchamp said so? Can we do the same thing? I love Dada, and the avenues it opened up for all of us - I'm sure I'll get some disagreement? It is a great thread though....
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