Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sol LeWitt Numbers His Process

"What you see is what you get."

This is from UbuWeb, a great resource on the avant-garde, I really can't recommend it enough.

In the above link, the father of conceptual art lays out the guidelines for his oeuvre.

Here's a great snippet, #8:

"When words such as painting and sculpture are used, they connote a whole tradition and imply a consequent acceptance of this tradition, thus placing limitations on the artist who would be reluctant to make art that goes beyond the limitations."

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I love to read about linguistics, behavioral economics, theory and philosophy. I listen to music some might call outdated, write satirical and high testosterone plays, consume too much caffeine and ruthlessly defend modern and contemporary art.