Responses to “My kids could do that…” (http://hyperallergic.com)

Every semester I hear, “I could make that”, “that’s not art”, or “my kid could do that.” I came across this blog and I had to share. I welcome anyone to share their responses to “My kid could do that…” as well.

by Hrag Vartanian on April 30, 2013

kidcoulddoit-200This week’s comic by Lauren Purje ignited a flurry of responses suggesting what others often say (or wish they’d said) when people make the very clichéd statement: “My Kid Could Do That.”

We’ve compiled some of our favorite comebacks, comments, and zingers from the blogazine and our social media channels for your enjoyment.

“my kid paints all my pieces for me!” And then introduce them to your tiny adorable goat wearing a little beret. @hannahrmoore

 “How much for the little child? I want to buy your children and put them to work.”@johntunger

Ask parent for a business card and say “I’ve been looking for a child prodigy.” RT How to respond to “My kid could do that.”@aggietoppins

Really?! So can I! Your kid and I should hang out some time.@RonaldCaringal

you respond by saying,”I could make a kid”@stevencharles67

sign the kid to a management contract.@LATACO

Laugh derisively.@Toure

Can you prove your kid is really your kid? -Rufus Vitali

Make art like Robert Mapplethorpe then if someone says that their kid could do that you can have them arrested! -Mark Holsworth

“Cool, does it sell?” and then, excitedly grab their arm and say; “I’d love to see it!” -Charlie Sam

So then your child is aware of the current state of art, art history, contemporary social politics and is able to make decisions about using or rejecting these points in the making and presentation of a work? -Krista Azzara

Really? Your kid could deconstruct art to it’s core principles, presenting a piece that exhibits movement, dynamism, contrast, pattern, and balance? Your kid could cause his viewer to question the nature of art, and the nature of their own existence? Your kid could impact society to such a degree that people make web comics about them over fifty five years after they die? Your kid can do that?! You have quite the kid. -Krista Azzara

Skateboardmatt:

Really? Your kid could deconstruct art to it’s core principles, presenting a piece that exhibits movement, dynamism, contrast, pattern, and balance? Your kid could cause his viewer to question the nature of art, and the nature of their own existence? Your kid could impact society to such a degree that people make web comics about them over fifty five years after they die? Your kid can do that?! You have quite the kid.

Emma Winn:

i could have done that + but you didn’t = modern art

iamthepureblindraven:

my art history teacher’s response to her friends and family who don’t “get” modern art when they say “Hey, I could make that for you in the garage.” she says “Yeah, but it wasn’t your idea.”

snakesandbondage:

Well your kid should promptly be given a straight jacket, ‘cause they cray.

Trent Flock has these two very different responses (among others):

“No. Your kid absolutely could not make this. And you couldn’t have either. This was made back when abstract art was in its infancy and people were taking big chances by producing work that was not representational. Some of them were responding the best way they knew how to large cultural shifts, wordless emotions, or other more abstract art forms, such as jazz. Representational work no longer felt like an adequate visual language, so they began to create their own that works on an intuitive level. Rather than trying to categorize a work based on merits as you see them now from a different place in history and different role in society, just be present with it.”

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Please see the original article here: http://hyperallergic.com/69997/some-of-the-best-reponses-to-my-kid-could-do-that/?=fb

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