Posts Tagged ‘William Furlong’

Atelier, Creativity, Citizenship: The culture of the atelier between thinking and acting

Posted 09 Dec 2013 — by Jennifer
Category hundred languages, Uncategorized

IMG_0003_2 In the atelier: Human figure between bi-dimensional and tri-dimensional.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just returned from a week in Reggio Emilia, where I attended the International Study Group: Atelier, Creativity, Citizenship: The culture of the atelier between thinking and acting. 

On the plane ride home, I thought about how I could communicate the big concepts of this Study Group to colleagues and friends. I found my answer in a book I have been reading:

Speaking of Art, Four Decades of Art in Conversation by William Furlong

(This quotation is part of an interview of  artist Frank Stella)

Stella: “I don’t know that much about Duchamp, and I don’t know whether that’s exactly what he said, but making a separation between any of the senses and the mind is a perilous undertaking. It just doesn’t work that way. Given that there are blind intelligences, you have to be taught in a lot of different ways. All of our perception feeds our ability to learn. Intelligence is not an abstraction–it’s a growing part of a whole. So, I don’t see any point in making that separation in human beings or in life experience. Nor is there any point in separating or isolating art and the experience of art.”