Uncreative Design

1. What are your thoughts about Sol LeWitt’s idea of having the artist make purposefully uninteresting choices so that the viewer doesn’t get distracted from the concepts behind the work? Is this a notion you adhere to already, is it something you are beginning to seek out during this class, or is it something that offends you?

2. How do you understand the space between the draftsman and the artist? Is this a space of indefinite creation?

3. Goldsmith understands appropriation as a complex task. “There were as many decisions, moral quandaries, linguistic preferences, and philosophical dilemas as there are in an original or collaged work” (120). Does “effort” or “difficulty” give any value to work?