Friday, October 23, 2009
With SOFA coming up, I can't help but think about the role of functional art. Although the title "Sculptural Object and Functional Art" is by no means claiming a purely 'fine arts' role, I have found functional art to often be a strange hybrid between conceptual art and craft. Sometimes a little heavier on the craft side. Working as a conceptual artist and "crafter" I am often combated by chosing between one or the other or finding the perfect way to make the combination. Many artists in the diy scene have successfully created a venue for concept and craft to live comfortable together. Im not sure if this plays a role in functionality. Perhaps its the venue space that determines an object's purpose. Or maybe its something more....
Posted by Elyse Mack at 4:34 PM