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Re: Feces Painting Divides Art Lovers

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ricki fromkin (fromkinr)
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 08:30:22 -0400


Artemis420 wrote:
>
> In a message dated 6/16/99 6:07:21 PM EST, fromkinr writes:
>
> << Exactly my thoughts Ricki. I frequently tell my students that neither the
> > > subject nor the medium make any difference in the quality of their work.
> >
> > Then you're certainly at odds with the great media/sociologist guru
> Marshall
> > McCluhan who pronouced that *the medium is the message*!
> >
> > In other words--what else is there to say about contemporary art other
> than its
> > subject matter and its vehicle of expression? Quality? That's a gray area
> > beyond the reach of most individuals contemporaneous with the artist,
> whose work
> > may be yet too esoteric or strange to be understood---as is the case with
> most
> > artists who push the envelope of expression---rather than work in more
> > established traditions.
> >
> > Best wishes, >>
> But isn't it a metaphor for the expression of the end of a process?
> The outcome of a process that is mostly internal? [Digestive system produces
> feces]
> Like an art work is the end product of an internal mental system, the art =
> feces..?
> Artie

Good point Artie!