Wednesday, December 15, 2010

City Pages on "Flourish" panel discussion

"In the 1950s, the pop art explosion called into question the hierarchy between design made for mass culture versus fine art. From Marcel Duchamp's readymades to Andy Warhol's soup cans, artists (and the institutions that supported them) began to blur the divide between these two expressions of creativity, proposing that work using mass media sources could belong in a gallery or a museum. Since then, the two worlds have continued to dance between each other, with expectations of quality and creativity continually rising for commercial art and design, while fine artists often draw from commercial art techniques.

The creative overlaps of fine art and design are the subject of a panel discussion this Thursday at the Minneapolis Institute of Art's MAEP Galleries.."

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See next blog post for full details about the event- This Thurs 12/16!

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