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On Intuition and Art

Many young artists, particularly those embroiled within an MFA program, struggle to defend their art making decisions. If their decision can’t be backed up with a snippet of Deleuze, a paragraph of Baudrillard, or a chapter of Benjamin, they feel, it has no meaning. Many artists drown themselves in theory, using it as the sole inspiration for work that signifies the signifier of art theory, bouncing around an echo chamber of ideas that, regardless of how well-intentioned those ideas may be, are more than likely obscure if not downright irrelevant to a large portion of their work’s audience. Continue reading