Re: who is john q public?

From: Zev Robinson (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Mar 04 2006 - 12:56:12 PST

that's not what I said cary, but it could be what the midwest says about new
yorkers. I didn't say that there weren't very real problems of culture, and
you don't know what I do or do not understand. assumptions, assumptions (not
reality). I said that culture is a complex entity, and one should take a
close look at it rather than stereotype.

are you saying that Martin Luther King, Jr, being religious, was a sheep?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Cari Machet" <email suppressed>
To: <email suppressed>
Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 9:35 PM
Subject: Re: who is john q public?

> glad ur world has no john q public (sheep)
> sad mine does (but glad i am in reality)
> ever been 2 the midwest?
> ever heard of religion
> ya know the opiate of the masses?
> for u 2 not understand/acknowledge these really problematic 'spaces' of
> culture
> is perhaps naive
> c
> On 3/4/06, Zev Robinson <email suppressed> wrote:
>> who is john q public? I've heard about him (or is he really a she?) a
>> lot,
>> but nobody I've met fits the description. everyone I have met, in or out
>> of
>> the artworld, has varying degrees of sensitivity, experience and
>> knowledge
>> about the arts, and the various forms art takes.
>> "Art is not for John Q Public (whoever that is) and historically never
>> was."
>> is incorrect. A lot of art was specifically made with the public in mind
>> and
>> for public consumption, and on top of that, some specifically with
>> powerful,
>> unsavory patrons in mind.
>> that AG or experimental film is more "art" than *some* of the things that
>> have come out of hollywood is highly contentious and based on a lot of
>> assumptions. that's not to knock the best of the former, just that I, and
>> I
>> think some others on the list, like other things as well, and see culture
>> as
>> a more complex entity.
>> one of the positive aspects of digital technology is the possibilities of
>> democratizing art. All sorts things become available to a lot of people
>> who
>> would not have access to them. I'm aware of the negative aspects too, but
>> that's the world we live in.
>> using an argument about the inferiority of the general public is not one
>> I
>> like for a lot of reasons.
>> john q public, like the hollywood movie, is an urban (art world) myth.
>> Zev
>> Zev Robinson
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