Yes, what is art? And is there a specific, irrefutable answer?
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Anyway, the question - What is art? - is one I found even more perplexing after watching a TV programme recently called ‘Who’s Afraid of Conceptual Art?’
A more apt name for the programme, in my opinion, would have been 'WTF is Conceptual Art Anyway?’
The only way I can think of explaining that kind of art, (and I may be wrong), it is by highlighting one of artist Martin Creed’s more puzzling pieces. It was probably a very expensive piece but you can’t actually pick it up, move it or touch it.
There is no tangible object involved, so naturally, it won the Turner Prize in 2001.