Definitions

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  • noun That which is not art

Etymologies

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non- +‎ art

Examples

  • These in turn led, after she was back in New York, to the monochromatic or gradated black and gray sculptures with more wound string, wrapped forms, and such nonart materials as net bags, rubber tubing, and dangling cords.

    Eva Hesse.

  • In practice, in the arts, particularly in Pop-art, but also in concrete music, a deliberate attempt is being made to abolish the differences between art and nonart.

    LITERATURE AND ITS COGNATES

  • Again, however, we must realize that the distinction between art and nonart, between literature and the nonliterary linguistic utterance, is fluid.

    LITERATURE AND ITS COGNATES

  • Mr. Arcangel seems guided by a somewhat callow faith in the avant-garde, striving to perpetuate its tradition, dating from Duchamp, of laying claim to new areas of nonart for art's sake.

    NYT > Home Page

  • As an art critic, I am always buoyed by these artish nonart experiences.

    NYT > Home Page

  • As an art critic, I am always buoyed by these artish nonart experiences.

    NYT > Global Home

  • Serota has famously refused to explain why Tate Modern "art" is not tested against controls of obvious nonart artifacts to check whether it is all not a placebo effect.

    The Guardian World News

  • Whether taken as bad art, nonart or a crucial nadir in the career of an often brilliant mega-artist, painting is too strong a word for these inkjet monstrosities on canvas from 1990-91.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Serota has famously refused to explain why Tate Modern "art" is not tested against controls of obvious nonart artifacts to check whether it is all not a placebo effect.

    The Guardian World News

  • The school's creative learning approach is centered on arts integration -- a teaching strategy using concepts integral to both arts and nonart areas, providing learning environments that enhance the curriculum, behavior and multiculturalism.

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