I went the Armory show today. 5 hours of being inspired, infuriated and depressed (not particularly in that order) by what I saw.
I could have showed you things I liked, or things I hated, but I instead thought we could play a little game, Art/Not Art. I'll show you a picture, and you tell me whether it is art, or not. I will have the answers below....
Ok, here are the answers:
1-Art, Susan Collis, hand woven linen on jacquard loom.
2-Not Art, iPhone charger with hand drilled hole, painted plywood and carpet.
3-Art, David Adano, glitter covered shoe.
4-Art, Joris Van De Moortel, mirror, plastic cup, bubble wrap, tape and straw.
5-Not Art, Apple Power Book, extension cord and tape.
6-Art, Susan Collis, hallmarked silver screw with white diamond insert, black diamond, garnet and black quartz.
7-Art, Susan Collis, 18 carat white gold (hallmarked), white sapphire, turquoise, onyx.
8-Art, Bettina Pousttchi, chromed steel.
9-Art, Christian Andersen, styrofoam
10-Not Art, bisected Acura ZDX engine.
11-Art, Vlad & Alina Turco, 18k gold nail.
12-Not Art, folded cardboard and sheet plastic.
13-Art, Michael DeLucia, painted wrought iron and cinder blocks.
14-Art, Christian Holstad, sewn vinyl.
15-Art, Amaya Gonzalez Reyes, cast brass, ceramic and plastic coated copper wire.
16-Art, Adam McEwen, graphite and light fixture.
17-Art, Unknown artist, painted chair and glazed ceramic object.
18-Art, Dineo Seshee Bopape, printed paper, masking tape.
19-Not Art, painted steel, plastic coated wire, printed paper labels.
20-Not Art, painted drywall and beaver board.
21-Not Art, industrial vacuum cleaners
22-Art, Mark Bradford, paper, paste, rubber, wooden stool.
23-Not Art, newsprint, folded cardboard, plastic sheeting, chromed tin.
24-Not Art, Concrete, paint, zinc plated metal.
25-Not Art, sheetrock, paint.
26-Not Art, Styrofoam.
27-Art, Susan Hefuna, photograph.