bijockmuscle saidif anyone can do it, its not art
That's certainly a commonly held viewpoint, that art requires a degree of rarity & exceptional accomplishment, among other qualities. And so, COULD anyone else have done this show at MoMA?
The models themselves are not the issue here, in my view, though it does take skill to remain absolutely motionless and unaffected by one's surroundings. But then, that also describes the guards at Buckingham Palace.
It's a matter of what the artist here has created with those models. And indeed, could anyone else have done this? Are these nothing more than naked versions of living mannequins, like some department stores use, or is their presentation something unique, remarkable, and indeed artistic? If she had carved them in stone, would these same groupings be considered art?
Well, so far I haven't seen any pics, so I can't guess. I do believe performance art is a valid means of artistic expression, though being amorphous as I wrote above, standards for judging it are very imprecise. Here's a definition:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Performance_art