I’ve answered 26 already- I really don’t discount any particular art movement, though there may be some individual artists or works that don’t speak to me.
I tend to think of art not as a battle between artists and their ideas but as enormous, densely foliaged garden filled with eccentric and mysterious human endeavors. Historians and writers are only like children exploring the garden, picking flowers, lifting up stones and pulling out insects, maybe they’re digging holes and planting new seeds. There’s no good or bad, no winners or losers, only what could be an endless source of discovery if we allow it to be.
40. Yes, I think public art is important, there should be more of it- it should be more daring in the way it engages space and architecture and more public art should be allowed to interact with everyday life.
3. Almost all the biggest heroes of art are overrated- Picasso, Pollack, etc. I love their work just as much as I love the underrated ones, however. They’re interesting historical characters, their work has become important by default and yet there is always some kernel of merit to be found in what they do.
If you want to say something “nasty,” if you want me to reveal some hate, I certainly can. It will not be directed at any artist or movement in art, however. There is an unfortunate culture in the art world today where the artist’s quest for fortune and glory has become an end in itself, paralleling the corporate business world or the behavior of contestants of reality game shows, and here and there I see this triteness rewarded with big, over-budgeted shows filled with art that has no justifiable existence other that the fact that it is expensive garbage. I won’t name names, just open up a copy of Artforum and see for yourself. Not really sure when this trend will end. It certainly wasn’t always like this, though art and money have always shared a symbiotic relationship. If an “expensive spectacle of vapid garbage” could be considered an art movement, I suppose that would be my least favorite one.
#3 is spot on good lord