The Easel

Modern Art is Not Rubbish

Collings pushes a few hot buttons. Understanding the artist’s intentions? – “intention is complicated because … artists don’t always know what their intentions are – also, artists lie.” Has art become a free-for-all? – “[Yes] but … chaos is monotonous”. Damian Hirst? – A “finance fiend” but “capable of great effective artistic ideas”. The importance of art criticism? – “Without a critical mind … there’s no real point to art.”