Sunday, March 15, 2009

Crap Art - Final Thoughts

"A separation between artist and non-artist is irrelevant. When it comes to the creation of art, the thought process should come second to emotions and feelings. Thought process is not required to make art, only creation. For 24 hours, art will be created by you. The old, the young, the hip, the square, the Korean, the Foreigner, the Artists, The PEOPLE will create art without process, without preparations, only feeling." CRAP ART DAEGU Mission Statement
As I went back to Club That, up to the fourth floor to take final pictures, I wandered from room to room, originally planning on posting a room a day. I saw some rooms that became more of less...and less of more. There were some that went way over the edge...and others that seemed well...no comment. However, this isn't about posting a critical review. It is about what was accomplished. It was why I decided to blog about this event over the weekend.

What a group of people did here in Daegu was they came together and raised money to help families that are providing for the care of orphans in this city. As one viewer wrote on the wall, "I'm just watching"...I was, but also in some small way I hoped to share with all of you what can be done if you just do it...
This event was very much like the life experience of so many...you have a choice. Show up and make a difference...or do nothing at all. We didn't sit on our hands...we showed up sharing different perspectives and just created.
As you can tell...this was not an art show...not a gallery showing...no bottles of wine uncorked while the tinkling of piano keys are playing in the background. Of the ex-patriot community, South Africa, United Kingdom, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, United States, and I am certain quite a few others in addition to the South Korean Hosts...came together and there were no politics...it was a raw human event.
There were gems, like Woman Dancing Naked by Emma Lord on display...
and others without a title that just came, created and left no name or number...no title. What is Crap Art? It just simply was...and it is my hope that we will see more of these events throughout the world. In my view, this was an incredible success that achieved everything they envisioned.

For a moment, just put down the critics notebook and feel art again.

8 comments:

Heart's Desire Jewelry said...

Thanks for sharing this event with us! Sounds like it was a real creative experience in more ways than one.

Please drop by my blog, Marilyn to pick up an award that I have honored you with...
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Marilyn said...

Thank you...that indeed is very special...

I did this only because the cause was a worthy one...

All the best...

Marilyn

Anne said...

Very interesting! I love stuff like this. Thank you for sharing.

ROSIDAH said...

I love your words in this post. They are so strong and meaningful!

May we all go back to humanity, making a difference in life through our caring senses. Best wishes and congrats on the Sisterhood Award! You really deserve it and it's nice to know that we are bond in this pact through the Womens Blogger Directory. Best wishes :).

Marilyn said...

Thank you Anne...a very bold blog you have there...and thank you for visiting mine.

Marilyn said...

But of course Rosidah...great posting by the way about the award...you said it all in your blog so I didn't have to.

Marilyn

jeannie said...

Do you know how I can reach Emma Lords? I would like to speak with her about her art. I tried a google search and can't find anything about her.
thanks,
my email is jeannieaich@yahoo.com

Marilyn said...

Jeanie

I just saw your comment. I can forward your email addy on to her.

Kindest regards..

Marilyn