Marcel Duchamp pioneered a movement called Ready-Made Art. He declared that ideas were more interesting to him than visual products that were merely "beautiful." The MoMa website on Duchamp challenges us with the following questions. Today I am answering.
What should art provide the maker and the viewer?
Who is it for?
Anyone it speaks to.
Where does one encounter art?
In the place where from and the formless meet. Which means, at ever turn, where ever our senses take us.
What is the role of the artist?
To facilitate the discovery of meaning, even if after careful inspection the meaning gets lost.
Art that stirs up controversy has no meaning for me.
Art should help us leave the realm of time and place
where even our thoughts take a back seat.
Good Art takes us into a timeless spaceless dimension.
Signed Izzy the Curator of the Bjorn Museum