April 21, 2006

ARTICLE | Explaining Art

Why Must We Always "Explain" Art?
by Grayson Perry
Source: The Times (UK)

We all have a part of ourselves that cries out for certainty and meaning. If we encounter a contemporary artwork one of the first things we ask is: “What does it mean?” We can be uncomfortable with not knowing, not being sure, not having the safe ground of the authorised, correct interpretation. When encountering an artwork we seek the explanatory panel.

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