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You obviously must be refering to the ongoing debate about what art is, wtih special reference to the Oil Drum Art Movement. I rest my argument on the esteemed professor Richard Shustermans approach to oil drums as art:

"Were those transfigured drum cans art? Though clearly not part of the institutional artworld, they were just as obviously part of an installation work of deliberate design aimed at providing experiences that could be described as meaningful, thought-provoking, and aesthetically provocative. And the deliberative design of this installation suggests that it was obviously "about something" (a condition Danto deems necessary for being art).

I think a pragmatist aesthetic could permit this possibility"

And thus I have taken a stand in that debate too. (No, not really, I just googled up some oil drums as art. This and this was the first thing I found. I doubt either of their drums are filled, but it would not make it less arty if they were.)

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri May 30th, 2008 at 05:04:22 AM EST
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