makes a surprising and challenging argument on the mnartists.org website: the societal push for creativity creates boredom, discontent and lots of bad art.
Just create, says the world. Go ahead and line up for American Idol or America’s Got Talent or whatever. You can do it! And while you’re at it, why not fill the web with your poetry, videos, art, musings, and every little snippet of creative detritus you can muster. And don’t let anyone say it’s wrong!
I find myself wanting to agree with some of his points. Even though I believe anyone who wants to express themselves with art should do so, I guess a distinction that’s made here is on motives. Are you doing it because you truly enjoy it or to financially benefit from it?
… we’ve become so inundated with creativity … that actual audiences for honest-to-goodness good art and real creativity and cultural production are driven into hiding.
Take a gander at the article and let me know what you think.