How to Explain Art to Your Parents

| 8/14/2009 1:17:39 PM

Tags: Arts, visual art, video,

Somebody teach me Dutch now! The formula for a fabulous new Dutch internet series is simple: a visual artist is seated at a table with a work of his or her art, joined at the other end of the table by a parent. There is a brief explanation of the piece (with constant parental interruption) which leads into a sometimes rambling, sometimes heated conversation. There is just one problem: the producers of this brilliant experiment only inserted English subtitles into the first episode. Still, I keep watching. The universal language of a parent attempting to understand their spawn is universal and mostly consists of some variation of: "huh," "okay," or "nah." Enjoy!

(Thanks, What Alice Found.)

8/15/2009 5:53:43 AM

Nice video. This has something to do with how we interpret others—what they say and what they do. Everyone is deemed to his or her own perceptions, beliefs and ideas. Ideas that maybe right or wrong, factual of not, will depend on how one will interpret such things and because of these different perceptions we are called “individuals” from the word itself. Meanwhile, there are many ways to expressed ourselves, even online. Social networking sites like Facebook are one way of expressing oneself. And since the website is free to sign up for, one can starting expressing themselves or make a blog on Facebook without needing payday loans to start. To read more about expressing oneself, follow:

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