Short note on talent

The following is quoted from: Creative Authenticity: 16 Principles to Clarify and Deepen Your Artistic Vision, by Ian Roberts I think the best definition of talent I’ve ever heard is Whistler’s: “The ability to do hard work in a consistently constructive direction over a long period of time.” Nothing about natural gifts or genius. Just…

After the revolution, who’s going to pick up the garbage on Monday morning?

Today I have been studying the extraordinary work on ordinary life by the American artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles. I am especially interested in how she presents her own invention Maintenance Art as a feminine antagonism to the male dominated Avant-garde.  Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Washing/Tracks/Maintenance, 1973. She argues that the two, Maintenance Art and Avant-garde follow two…