Reality Art: yay or nay?

An upcoming reality series is in the works, produced by none other than SJP (yes, it’s Sarah Jessica Parker) that’s very “project runway”. In this scenario, several “obscure” artists will be pitted against each other to become the “next Big thing in the realm of arts”.

photo courtesy of Vmagazine.

The show, which premiered June 9 on Bravo, “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist” showcases these talents and have them bicker on cam about “art” and all its eccentricities. 14 “unknown” artists compete for a solo show at a nationally recognized museum (as well as bag a generous cash prize). China Chow hosts, and Simon de Pury of famed auction house Phillips de Pury is the show’s in-house mentor to these young talents.

Hmm. Not really sure what to think of it, really. I think reality shows are already all over the place, and now this? Whatever. I wanna know how this whole judging thing works out, since art in itself is truly too broad to even delineate, let alone “judge”. Will this winner bear on its marketability as an artist or will it be based purely on the technical execution of his work? For that matter, who really has the final say on what makes good art? Will have to wait for the cable channels to pick this up..


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