Day 7

Andy Warhol said “Art is what you can get away with”

(… guru, Marshall McLuhans )

Five hundred renowned artists and historians selected Duchamp’s Fountain as the most influential artwork of the 20th century. The piece was a porcelain urinal. What Duchamp’s “Fountain” did was redefine, and revolutionize, the way we define art. But taglines do still exist. If you Google NORTHWEST ARTISTS you get 4 main artists: Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves, Mark Tobey. But what about the other 1000’s of artists? Does there not exist a regional profile, do they have a common definition? Each artist of course has his own “art is what you can get away with,” but can he or she be proud to represent geographically and be categorized as part of a regional school? FAC will provide a ‘renga’ like collaboration of regional artists that can contribute to an establishment of regional exclusivity and identity, working as a group to make a complete work. By providing a means and encouragement of a chain of ‘renga artist expression’ that can go on for hundreds and thousands of links. Connecting artist thoughts, and images can define the overall picture, theme, idea, and emotion of their homeland they represent.


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