I created a rather ambitious triptych called Art That Nobody Understands Isn’t Art for the gallery in Brno, which focused on the general perception of art, artistic work and the secular and transcendental levels of art.
The first part of the triptych bore the title Great Eternity, and consisted of a Samsung robotic vacuum cleaner which created an infinite drawing on a raised platform during the exhibition. The second part consisted of large-scale wallpaper bearing the motif of Holbein’s Ambassadors, with the most important part of the picture cut out to serve as the entrance to the next room. The third part of the triptych consisted of two football formations in the form of hanging double-sided light boxes bearing the name Playground: The Wisdom of the World – 22 quotations About Art.
Playground – The Wisdom of the World
22 quotations About Art
1) Leonardo da Vinci
Everyone can learn a craft. No one can learn art.
2) Bohumil Hrabal
Politics is the space of the possible, art is the space of the impossible.
3) Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Art lies in limits. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
4) Paul Cézanne
In art it is important to be different, not the best.
5) Georges Braque
Art should disturb. Science produces certainty.
6) Václav Bělohradský
Kitsch is art controlled by the spirit of eternity.
7) Lope de Vega
All is bad with an artist on whom nobody pours scorn.
8) Paul Klee
Art does not reproduce the visible; it makes visible.
9) Friedrich Nietzsche
Truth is ugly. We possess art lest we perish from truth.
10) Karel Teige
Art is for everyone, but not everyone is for art.
11) Gabriel Laub
All styles can be mixed in art, but such a mix must have style.
1) Jan Bauch
Art that nobody understands isn’t art.
2) Unknown Artist
Art is better than nothing.
3) Vladimir Vasiljevič Lebeděv
Art requires sacrifices.
But why of the viewers?
4) Pablo Picasso
Good artists copy. The best artists steal.
5) Joseph Beuys
Art = Capital
6) Oscar Wilde
All art is quite useless.
7) Mladen Stilinović
The artist that cannot speak English is not an artist.
8) Sacha Guiltry
A successful artist is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
9) Ernst Hans Gombrich
There really is no such thing as Art. There are only artists.
10) Stanisĺaw Jerzy Lec
Art does not require the talent of an artist, but the work.
11) Ambrose Bierce