The last few times I’ve been over to Matt’s watching tv I noticed some cool art shows, then I noticed that they’ve all been on the same network named OvationTV. I just looked it up and found that it is indeed a channel devoted to Art. As the guide channel says, it is “the only network devoted to art and personal creativity with the best of performance, people, art, music and film” So far I’ve seen an interesting show called Art or Not, where viewers, artists and critics discuss artists and if their work should actually be considered Art or not. Then I watched a show all about Andy Warhol, which was interesting to me just because I’ve always had this view of Andy Warhol as a pretty bad person as well as a gimmicky Artist. This documentary showed him in a kinder light, more shy and vulnerable than how I had viewed him before. Now I’m about to watch one all about Norman Rockwell which should be interesting as I remember in college, the consensus was that he was not an Artist.
I guess this channel originally premiered in 1997 and then relaunched this fall. The site is pretty interesting and has a lot of info on all sorts of great Artists, including Ray Johnson (woot). Check out the website, and if your cable carries it, tune in.