George Quasha – art is (Speaking Portraits Vol. 1) – 2009

art is (Speaking Portraits)–[Vol. I — v. 1.4]–

In his ongoing video art work of “speaking portraits,” artist/poet George Quasha puts an impossible, but unavoidable, question before artists of all kinds and in many places: what is art? In response artists let us in on their private space of art definition. This intimate view of speaking faces, each filling the screen, shows how different it is for artists to say what art is than for others (critics, historians, philosophers, viewers). For a particular artist, art may not only be an object, a thing historically defined, but something close to the core of one’s life, perhaps even a singular event. Here we gain unique access to its nature in the person speaking.

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