Contemporary art - of all sorts, shapes, materials and nakedness - is generally a waste of space/time/air/sweat/body fluids. I honestly thing that its lack of focus, clear purpose and general subjectiveness are just decoys to hide how devoid of proper brain work all of it is.
Those who keep it…
I think it’s all about the idea behind a specific piece of art. I think the idea is so important that it’s what makes some kinds of art (I’m talking about contemporary art I guess. But literature is mainly about ideas, too) be art, and so, it doesn’t even matter that much if you make the idea a physical thing or not! (everything seems to be a gigantic waste of money space and time if you consider the fact that the mere mentioning of what you intended to create is worth almost the same as the physical thing itself!).
There’s a contemporary art museum in my town I like going to, but only on guided visits. If I go by myself I don’t understand anything… maybe a glimpse on a couple where I’ll go “oh, that’s a cool idea”, but not many. But guides tell you a lot of cool ideas behind some art pieces! (While some others remain crappy in my opinion, but everybody’s got different opinions right?) and I like so much some of those ideas that I will defend those pieces even if they aren’t unable to put those ideas in my head by themselves, without the help of the guide. While writing this reply I’ve come to decide that seeing those pieces makes the idea much more easily understood; I mean: they do add something to the ideas. (Though not so much as to justify the waste they represent imho… but hey, if someone pays for it, good for them).
uhhhh this is just a bunch of unpolished raw thoughts because I’m in a bit of a hurry but I really want to reply or else I’m afraid I might never do so because I’ll forget about it.
I recommend this book/comic/whateveritis to anybody who doesn’t “get” contemporary art; it’s amazing and charming and funny. The author narrates how he sees the work of some big artists and why he likes them or doesn’t in a very simple and humble way. www.livrariasaraiva.com.br/produto/5244257
When straight men are like “but if I share a locker room with a gay guy he might look at me!”
Okay leaving aside the fact that gay doesn’t mean attracted to you
And gay doesn’t mean “lacking in any sort of human decency or inability to prevent staring”
DOES THE THOUGHT OF SOMEONE LOOKING AT YOU IN A SEXUAL WAY, EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE NOT TRYING TO BE SEXUAL, MAKE YOU SLIGHTLY UNCOMFORTABLE MY STRAIGHT MALE FRIEND?