Today I got kind of snippy with my kiddies about engaging with contemporary art. If you're not into art that's happening now, what's the point of being in art school? Why pay all that money if you just deride and dismiss anything that's not an easily digestible image on canvas (from the Renaissance)? Why is this anachronistic stronghold so prevalent at UT?
I thought of this comparison post-class:
It's like a med student saying, "I prefer to use Inquisition medical technology, because it's better made. Those torture devices were really stellar. MRI's? Whatever, I really think sawing someone's head open shows a much greater talent and appreciation for the body."
You know I love many things retro, but sheesh, you have to actually attempt to understand what's going on in the art world (and why) to make any kind of smart arguments against it.