Pearls from artists* # 304
* an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to artists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on.
… my job as a fiction writer is to write fiction, not to review it. Art isn’t explanation. Art is what an artist does, not what an artist explains. (Or so it seems to me, which is why I have a problem with the kind of modern museum art that involves reading what the artist says about a work in order to find out why one should look at it or “how to experience” it).
Ursula K. Le Guin in No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters
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Posted on June 13, 2018, in An Artist's Life, Art in general, Inspiration, Pearls from Artists, Quotes and tagged "how to experience", "No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters", "Palaver", artists, explanation, fiction writer, museum art, reading, review, soft pastel on sandpaper, Ursula K. Le Guin. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.