Needless to say, it is a controversial series which no doubt makes the advertisers lots of money. After all, as one important critic observed, "It's art if the artist says its art." By the same logic, it is great TV if people watch it.
One critic scoffed, "Vacant television piddle."
In a world where art is often about the complexity of the idea behind it, the challenges on the program have taken heat for being too simplistic.But what can one reasonably expect on TV? I am curious if the next reality series will involve skilled craftsmanship of the kind that one earns through years of workmanship and caring attention. It says something of the vacancy of art that it can be produced each week on cue and end up in the Brooklyn Art Museum.
Today, not to make any claims of art, I have fixed the leaking toilet, replaced fluorescent light bulbs in the shop, and begun installing magnetic catches in my small spice cabinets as shown in the photo above.