What is art? Who is an artist?
Updated: Jul 4, 2020
If you are like me and do not like labels, than this post is a wee bit irrelevant. However, in order for Saye Collective to operate at its best (which is being an open arm & heart, all inclusive and bridging identity) we wish to add our perspective on this discussion. In Turkish, art is translated as "sanat" and sanat roots to Arabic with the keyword Arşana. Arşana translates as craftsmanship, dexterity, skill, production. We like this meaning because it embraces the process and doing. Art is in all fields of life, you don't need to be a painter in order to produce art. You can be a housewife and cook the best rice or decorate the best salad and that is your art; or planting your garden, playing with your flowers is as good as an art form as composing music.
Of course there are some artists whose profession is being an artist, they make money off of their produce.. Hence it gets critical to be "liked" by other individuals so that money exchange is made possible.
At Saye, we wish to witness the process of art and explore the curious reasons of self-expression & co-creation.