One typical pathway of conversation in this class is that people are turned off by artwork that they feel speaks down to them, or artwork that seems lacking in the substance of craftsmanship that we would associate with “significant accomplishment.”
This might be a way, again, to return to the question of who gets to call themselves an artist that was implicit in questions to Dr. Lazer a few weeks ago. . .
Are the folks below artists? provocateurs? hustlers? Does it matter?