Tuesday, April 7, 2009

"Pure" Craft

Question: Can craft exist as "pure" craft without any negative repercussions/connotations?


  1. Answer: To Whom?

    Obviously craft exists outside of high art context, and its makers are fine with that.


  2. "purity" is such a loaded concept in art speak...I think it is overlooking the circular nature of things to think it is possible for something to be "pure". Attempts to reduce the concept of painting to it's "purest" state (thinking of painting as a craft and skill), resulted in a lot of division and conceptually exciting things, I think this shows itself in craft histories as well...maybe this is not what is being asked as far as craft goes, but "pure" is a loaded word for me..