The Tuymans Experiment
May 6, 2008, 11:14 pm
Filed under: art, in brief, random | Tags: , , , ,

Same idea as this experiment that had a child prodigy violinist bring a Stradivarius into the Washington DC metro during rush hour to busk.  In both cases, most passersby didn’t figure out that they were in the presence of something special.  The moral of the story in each instance is how much of a shame it is that fine art seems inscrutable for most people.  Are these “experiments” really that revelatory?  I’m not too sure that it’s fair to expect people to take note of fine art that’s taken completely out of context.  I’d like to think that I’d be able to discern an expertly played violin concerto regardless of place/setting, but I’m pretty single-minded when I’m navigating the subway…

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