stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences. (roy ascott’s phrase.) that solves a lot of problems: we don’t have to argue whether photographs are art, or whether performances are art, or whether carl andre’s bricks or andrew serranos’s piss or little richard’s ‘long tall sally’ are art, because we say, ‘art is something that happens, a process, not a quality, and all sorts of things can make it happen.’ … [w]hat makes a work of art ‘good’ for you is not something that is already ‘inside’ it, but something that happens inside you — so the value of the work lies in the degree to which it can help you have the kind of experience that you call art.

- brian eno, miraculous cures and the canonization of basquiat | bespangledoats

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    Been thinking about this a lot, especially today. “Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about...
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    art is fluid and ultimately collaborative between the artist and viewer, beautiful to think about, huh?
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