Are words necessary to express art?

Do we need words to understand art displayed in a space?
After all, art is an unspoken expression created by the artists; it’s a feeling and understanding of an artist’s life, mood, and experiences displayed for us to feel, understand and experience things that come naturally to us and to which we can connect.
As said by Olafur Eliasson in the Abstract series of Netflix:
“Museums write huge explanations to make sure that people get it, but you sometimes end up with a feeling where, “ I must be really stupid since they have to over- explain everything.”
You usually enter the space already thinking…


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