[NetBehaviour] [spectre] post-doc grant programme (blocked postings)
ijayessbe at gmail.com
Sun Sep 7 01:57:17 CEST 2014
It's interesting you give Duchamp as an example, as I think with him the
story could easily be put the other way round: the recognition he achieved
and the ability to ingeniously support himself through his art - using the
Large Glass for rent or paying his dentist with a hand painted cheque -
allowed him to experiment, fool around at his leisure, and eventually come
up with a body of work that is impossible to ingore in the extent of its
influence over subsequent art practice, whether you love it or hate it.
On the other hand, I expect there will always be artists, as there will
always be businesspeople everywhere, trying to give the market what it
wants in order to make a profit, but that's really up to them - and I don't
think starving them would make them better artists; they'd probably just
give up and get a better paying job elsewhere :-)
On 7 September 2014 08:59, Joel Weishaus <joelweishaus at gmail.com> wrote:
> You're right to call me on this.
> What I had in mind is that awards (I mean by this "blue ribbons") tend to
> make some artists think that they can get away with whatever they make as
> long as they sign it. (Duchamp).
> I shouldn't have included grants. However, with rising prices, only the
> strongest, or maddest, artists will give the collectors what they don't
> I would agree with you that "good artists don't have to eat," if you add
> "so much, especially Americans."
> Smiles to you,
> On 9/6/2014 3:25 PM, isabel brison wrote:
> > As for the canon, the best work that enters it is only after the artist
> is dead and the dust has settled. So that the artist-at-work isn't tainted
> by rising prices, grants or prizes.
> Good job artists don't need to eat, or we'd _really_ be in trouble.
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