well-meaning questions in front of a work of art
by minima whatever
All of them good questions. Or useless. Or both? If the point of a piece of art can be put into words completely, without residue, it has failed as art and become propaganda. I suspect that artists often succeed in doing something while still ending up far away from what they were intending to do. A work of art worth the name will be bigger and better than the artist’s intentions and the question “Was it worth doing?” will appear to be entirely missing the point when standing in front of it.
The mistake in those questions is to assume that artists now what they are doing.