The first time Danny Finegood played a word game with the Hollywood sign, he hung curtains to make it read Hollyweed. By comparing outcomes for students who had these art experiences—by chance—with the outcomes of those who did not, we can identify with confidence what the arts do for young people. A professionally curated, inaugural exhibit to feature Orange County artists exclusively also is among proposals made Tuesday by members of the task force, a 12-person panel appointed in March by the County Board of Supervisors. One study, 77 conducted among older adults who were becoming frail, attempted to determine whether intense tai chi exercise could improve perceived health status and self-rated health more than wellness education. For articles published after 2007, search the International Bibliography of Art (linked below).
The resultant piece of artwork may also offer insight into the troubles experienced by the subject and may suggest suitable approaches to be used in more conventional forms of psychiatric therapy. The list also suggests The Independent’s arts readers have a greater interest in lengthy features articles than straight news, interviews or pop reviews. None of this research will occur, however, until defenders of the arts recognize the need for it. Arts advocates can no longer rely on weak studies that simply compare students who participate in the arts with those who don’t.
Pop artists like Andy Warhol became both noteworthy and influential through work including and possibly critiquing popular culture, as well as the art world Artists of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s expanded this technique of self-criticism beyond high art to all cultural image-making, including fashion images, comics, billboards and pornography.
See, for example, I. Gaskell, ‘Tradesmen as scholars: interdependencies in the study and exchange of art’, in Art History and its Institutions: Foundations of a Discipline, ed. E. Mansfield (London & New York, 2002), pp. 146-62; and C. Steiner, African Art in Transit (Cambridge, 1994).
The age-old debate about the definition of art has been revived in an unlikely forum, Los Angeles City Hall, with the bureaucrat who heads the city’s arts programs reaching the following conclusions: A banner depicting a dog being roasted on a spit is not art.