Friday, February 26, 2016
A Naked Lady, A Toilet & Art - Off the Wall Friday
That's exactly what artist, Lisa Levy did in her performance piece, "The Artist is Humbly Present" in January. The piece was a direct parody of the artist Marina Abramovicc's 2010 MoMA piece "The Artist is Present" in which the artist sat in a chair inviting visitors to sit across from her.
Levy, said that she has been thinking of doing the piece for a long time as a statement on what is going on in the art world.
"Ego and pretense has seriously f----d with the
Nudity and the toilet are symbols of humility that is apparently lacking on the art scene today.
Now, I realize that Levy used a bit of humor, a bit of shock to get her point across. Not to mention all the attention and publicity she got. But it really did get me thinking of the what constitutes art these days. And that could be spark a long discussion on the topic.. . . a very longggggg discussion. Still her piece did get me thinking.
and that's what art is suppose to do.
So what have been up to creatively?