I’m not a specialist, so it is really hard for me to understand some forms of art. If I don’t understand, it is my fault for not understanding it. It applies more to acting than to painting, in my opinion. Why does it have to be so weird with naked people?
A few months ago, a play called macaquinhos (little monkeys) was acted in my city. The play was literally a bunch of naked men and women ruining in circles with the find inside each other anus (like a chain). At the moment, people applauded, because who was there enjoying the play was acculturated people. Of course later on people criticized it on internet. The actors and actresses defended themselves saying that we didn’t understand the point of the play. They were exploring the anus, which is a taboo for our society. So, I had to understand to enjoy the “deep meaning” of the play.
Another play was a sing guy on stage naked with a Jesus statue on a chair. The guy literally cut himself and dripped blood on Jesus statue. The play was mute the whole time. Again, of course later on people criticized him on the internet. He also defended himself saying that we didn’t get it. He was homosexual and he cut himself and dripped blood on Jesus’ statue to symbolize the suffering that homosexuals live, just like Jesus suffered. He wasn’t even Christian to use a symbol of faith in his play. It is just as bad as me (a Christian) using Buddha’s statue for my play. I can’t do that.
Like, I always thought that art was supposed to please the audience. So why are these arts (mainly plays) so complicated that only critics can understand (maybe). And why do people applaud it when they didn’t even like or enjoy. It reminds of the book The emperor’s new clothes, where the transparent clothes made by a designer for the emperor could only be seen by smart people. No one wanted to be smart, so everyone one could see it, even the emperor. But in reality, the emperor was walking around naked. I want art with real content, art that I can enjoy, art that I can appreciate. Being nude in front an audience is not art. I want art that I can understand, even if it is later on, with more details and explanation, just like the story behind the persistence of memory. I don’t get it, but after context it becomes art. I don’t want to see a bunch of people fingering each other, because even after an explanation, I don’t get it. And don’t blame me for not enjoying your art. It is not my fault!
Civil Engineer and Technician in Civil Construction from Brazil. Loves learning more and more about Civil Engineering and dreams about giving his contribution to improve Civil Engineering. Favorite hobbies are travelling and solving puzzles that involve science. Believes that we should be the change that you wish to see in the world.