What is Art?

by Sheema Golbaba


Harvard's Department of Visual and Environmental Studies showcased its very own students' cinematic, photographic, and visual art through its Screenings and following Open Studios on Thursday-Friday, December 9-10 at the Carpenter Center. Viewers, meandering throughout floor after floor of various artistic expressions, reflected upon what the works mean to their respective narratives as well as that of the artist.

Yet—despite these reflections—can they define the greater concept of art? Is art about escaping the difficulties of life, or is it a way of battling such adversities? Check out our newly created video revealing two VES students—Samuel Rashba '14 and Keoni Correa '13—showcasing not only their works created during the past term but also their own interpretations of art.