Art Lectures Tomorrow! by Sean Carroll October 8, 2008 0FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinEmail Zach "Shrimp Boat" Moser University of Houston Sculpture Building 3 pm Lisa Marie "Prettier than Palin" Godfrey + Andres "Postmodernismo" Janacua Contemporary Arts Museum Dungeon 6:30 pm 0 comment 0 comment Gilbert June 9, 2008 - 14:39“Talking about art is like dancing to architecture” – David Byrne? But enticed, I prefer ideas with a better pedigree. Certainly, I don’t agree to limiting understanding of art to emotional response. Would revulsion then be an indicator of greatness? Rather – grant me asylum in art. The world is sloppy with “feelings” already. Effete. Reply Tabitha June 10, 2008 - 00:06The scar is a practical joke, a venal raison d’etre. Reply tobrienwriter June 10, 2008 - 14:10if you look at Irwin’s production, I don’t think that is what he’s referring to. He’s no maudlin expressionist. But I like that he’s not so coy or pretentious as to say that art ought to be only generating lofty ideas, or something. What else is art supposed to do but generate a response – which at every level is in the end purely synaptic. Emotions and ideas and yes, feelings, are just the symptoms, call them what you will. I go to art to be vivified in some way; to have life seem more interesting. Don’t you? it seems to me that life actually should seem interesting, because it is really, and we’re in this constant process of losing that thread, and finding it, and losing it, and finding it…isn’t art, by definition, really that which helps us find it? Reply Leave a Comment Cancel ReplySave my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.