Saturday, June 8, 2013

Not a writter

See that's the thing I am not a writer and things I wright about sound so personal, and so I here a voice in my head that says "No No NO Don write that!"
It reminds me of a performance piece by Vito Acconci called Face Off from 1973, where he sits with recorder and plays a tape of himself talking about personal things. As the tape plays Vito starts to censor the tape by Shouting "NO!" until the tape player can no longer be heard. ( Great work!)
It is a perfect example of self censorship.
Here is an explanation of the work

Here is a 41 second snippet from the video.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I changed the name of my blog today. While Don DeLeva is a good name for an artist it's a bad title for a blog.
The title Suggestively Subjective came to me a few days ago while talking to a curator friend of mind  about Robert Motherwell and Franz Klein. "Don, might I suggest to you that art is subjective? Klein's work is vaguely interesting but Motherwell is just a SHAM!". It was then I realized my whole life people have been telling me and suggesting to me that art is subjective and that to have a bullnosed opinion about art is ludicrous if you are going to be an artist.