Conceptual Art – a clue

BBC 4’s Conceptual Art programme – what a breath of fresh air.


I think I can say ‘I’ve got it’. But why THINK? And that’s the point.

It’s all about ideas, concepts, thinking – and that’s why I had to work it all out.

The works are not interpreted for us, it’s not obvious what the artist is on about. I have to work it out for myself and when I succeed – wow – a revelation.

How meaningful, how deep and emotional – but hang on – are my reactions what the artist intended? Am I understanding in the same way as the artist? Maybe he or she had a different idea in mind to mine.

It doesn’t matter – the artist has made me explore the work and in so doing explore my emotion, my ideas, my concepts – and think!

And that’s the point – I think.