destruction as art

I am completely unable to watch footage of art being intentionally destroyed as an act of cultural warfare.

Any narrative about people taking extraordinary measures to protect artworks (regardless of how badly reenacted) gets a similarly strong reaction.

There was a recent fashion show that wrapped the models up in what pretended to be framed paintings.  I am not a fan.  The results and concept were simply lacking.

When the destruction of art is intentional, the only time I can nod along is when it is done as Ai Weiwei dropped those vases.  He had a reason, and did not do it lightly or thoughtlessly.  Even destruction has a time and a place.

 

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