9 Nov 2010
Benjamin T. Randle
Lars Vilks declares about conceptual art : "Conceptual art means working with ideas, projects and processes." Does his theory of art make space for skills with paint brushes, pencils, ink pens, chisels, and various concepts such as form, perspective, composition and harmonious colour combinations?
In the interview he claims "an absolute right" to freedom of [artistic] expression.
In the past New English Review has carried editorials and feature articles expressing concerns about art forms and tendencies that exceed the boundaries of visual art without attempting continuity of skills and conventions, including art criticism, that have made western and other art traditions great and uplifting.
It would be logical and fitting for the editor of your publication to commission learned articles responding to Lars Vilks's art theory and views on absolute freedom of expression.
24 Nov 2010
Dear Mr. Randle,
Watch for "The Rule of Art" by Mark Signorelli in the December issue.