Importance of art, what is important art? Where lies the interest when we look at art depending on what are we measuring when we measure art? What we look for, why art is there to be measured is for someone to profit? By what standards? We measure the price, fame, name, skill, connections, where the artist is based and so forth. Why all the measuring and paying attention to surface is so important especially in art, or is it just the problem of this branch only? Obviously not. Seek to impress and making it gets desperate when competition is heavy and the place is very desired. Is it the social side behind desire and lust for grandiose there to be understood? Is it just pure greed and need for power and showoff, because what can be deducted is quality is not how art is measured? Art has to be placed or left out as are artists in or out? Question of size of art and what gets attention is always interesting. As an artist as I write about attention can mean it is I who wants attention, but of course. There is always the self-interest, suspicion, egoism which are attached to art, to this social event of art, social aspects of doing the whole business of art, business of what, publicity and talking about art, writing about it, being there, seen that. Big possibilities lure spineless crooks who wish to make the best profit there is possible to make. You live in New York, do you now, how interesting.
The same problematics in size goes with architecture and size of corporations, thinking the bigger equals the better. The better and something good in the world of today is a matter of magnitude, impact, conspicuousness, ability to make stature and scale that impresses. To be impressed in an instant, to be in awe, be taken and one’s breath away by something that has required skill to achieve. It is a goal by which art in traditional sense is seen and meaning of making art is to prove skill (natural?), professionality, business-likeness and trustworthiness, valuable in a world where machinery, factories, technical thinking (gadgets) prevail over everything and as true signs of intellect (smart), as best human abilities and as male. Big size as a masculine feature is an all covering norm with a shadow to impress conquering attention and winning like in sports or wherever. It is not unusual to own and aggressively protect that tradition in art by diminishing countering opinions and this all shadowing view of massiveness. Dominance is the only way to do things in this kind of mental atmosphere, you dominate or you don’t. Anything small is pathetic and cute, seen as too small and insignificant: big is self-evidently good and acceptable, heavy and solid, lasting. What a horrible weakness that is to all of art and artists to seek massiveness in every way is to be noticed. It is to diminish and kill anything else which everything else would mean variety of points of views and ways of making.