How do you define art vs craft?

Instructions

Instructions for Response:

You can find the videos here:

1) Josiah McElheny https://art21.org/watch/art-in-the-twenty-first-century/s3/josiah-mcelheny-in-memory-segment/

2) Ai Wei Wei https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PueYywpkJW8

3) Jeff Koons https://art21.org/watch/art-in-the-twenty-first-century/s5/jeff-koons-in-fantasy-segment/

Response Questions:

1) How do you define art vs craft?

2) Which of the artists do you like the most and why?

3) Which of the artists do you find the most interesting and why? (This may be different from the artist you like the most.)

4) How does Josiah McElheny’s approach to craft contribute to or detract from the meaning of his art?

5) How does Ai Weiwei’s approach to craft contribute to or detract from the meaning of his art?

6) How does Jeff Koons’ approach to craft contribute to or detract from the meaning of his art?

7) After seeing these three artists talking about and making art, has your understanding of the relationship between art and craft changed?

 

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