Monday, December 6, 2010

How Can This Be Art

When I looked at this, it was more of wow to me. I was confused on how a bunch of puzzles on a table could be call art. Is it really that simple?

Ok I understand the common “puzzles can represent life” thing. Everyone knows that, and key term EVERYONE. Puzzles represent the different parts in life to become one as a whole. So how is this art if for one represents something everyone knows, and two that this is like play land. Kids learn by putting puzzles together and it can also be a fun activity to do together as a family.

Maybe it’s time for some research on this…

First off the one rule in most galleries is not to touch the art. Rirkrit Travanji goes against this. He wants people to become an essential part of his art in the process. He wants people to interact with his artwork. He wants them to enjoy their time and to make it feel like it’s not a formal exhibition.

Ok so I understand that he wants people to interact with his work and a puzzle is a good idea!

1 comment:

  1. It's interesting that Travanji wanted people to not only view his art but also be a part of it. Apparently the puzzle pieces are actually a cut up 1830 famous painting by Eugene Delacroix. It would be nice to know what the artist meant by using that particular painting in his work.