“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. ‘Whenever you feel like criticising anyone,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.’ ” – The Great Gatsby, F.Scott Fitzgerald.
There are less than 10% of the world population that are born with one or perhaps two innate abilities to excel in their exceptional talent. Along with the ideal living conditions, their works are optimized with little effort input and all are achieved within a relatively short period of time. As for the remaining 90%, it is not the end of the World if fairy godmother hasn’t blessed you some innate abilities. As the matter of fact, most works require some good hard-work, and bad product is indeed a journey to better performance.
Unlike a Spartan-like training for Olympic Games which often has to occur before the age of 12, your artistic talent can grow with age.
If you are visiting Shanghai, an exhibition located in a mall at Jing An Qu (静安区) shows artworks that are categorized as bad art. Visitors and viewers are encouraged to draw on the walls in the exhibition. Crayons supplied.
Exhibition ends on 15th September 2016
Ticket fee: 70 RMB
Address: Shanghai, Jing An Qu, Nan Jing Xi Lu No.1788, 1788 Mall 1F
End notes: As an editor and media intelligence who has seen A-graded profitable artworks, some of the exhibited works are not that bad, seriously.