Art doesn’t have to be a serious matter. It can be something silly or just peculiar. Artwork that makes us smile and laugh are nevertheless seen across galleries and art fairs. These include quips, tricks played on the viewer, pile-ups of incongruous objects and so on.
Dadaism and Ready-Made Art
Dadaism defines itself by its rupture with social conventions through humor, derision and irreverence.
Artists claim that one of their missions is to denounce the rules imposed by society and its deviances. As such, consumerism, waste, inequality, environmental issues are recurring themes in contemporary creation.
It’s a bit weird with the whole different schools, but it’s my third overall year. It’s the first at my current university though. I believe most kids start around eighteen, so three years seems right.
The art classes are a bit different though and they make you spend more time on traditional basics instead of jumping straight to photoshop. At this rate, I might be in school forever
I can appreciate some surrealism every now and then. But for all of these, I don’t think I personally would ever call it joke art. Joke art gives me at least the feeling someone isn’t serious about their work. This while most of these works are very serious and have super serious (underlying) meanings. By being so weird and out of the box, artists want viewers to actually think about very serious things in a lot of cases. Sure, there might be some humour included in the pieces, but humour doesn’t make something joke art in my opinion.
I don’t know about that; Dadaism seems very much like joke art. Maybe not the others but that one does. Besides, I don’t agree with not being serious. Humour and comedy can be incredibly sophisticated. As a good joke can make a person laugh and think at the same time. Hence why comedians tackle heavy subjects with their comedy.