Artissima 2014-Turin: How to be an artist
Fairs can be tiring, especially if they host 194 galleries. But you can always see the funny side among conceptual and excessively cryptic works by artists you will never remember the name. Artissima 2014 showed many pieces that at a first look make you say the words that an art critic never wants to hear: “I could have done that!”. This doesn’t debase the artist, it reveals that you don’t always need technique to make a piece of art. Great video artist Bill Viola says that everyone is an artist. It is a confusing quote, but we find help from Italian artist Carol Rama who adds “we are all artists at birth. It’s just that somebody decide to be one”.
So get inspired, observe, learn and express your thoughts: it’s up to you whether to be or not to be an artist!
Have a look at:
Text by Giovanni Cavalleri