Even though I’m still an amateur artist, here’s the story, happened just a couple of days ago:
I signed up for this 9-months Art course, I walk into the interview, the interviewer asks me to show him my work, he goes through it, “Well, that’s not what we’re looking for, our course is about contemporary Art and Art History, and I just see nothing of that here”, me: “but, I love Art History! I’m constantly reading about Art movements and artists, film directors and music composers, opera, I’m not saying I’m the most knowledgeable person, but I’m always self-learning”, him:”yeah but, look our course is serious, I mean when I ask you to research about Godard you have to, about Pasolini..” me: “I can already speak about them and their movies”, “yeah but, do you know who Ai Weiwei is for example?”, “honestly I don’t”, “see? That’s a catastrophe”, “yes but that’s why I’m signing up for this course, I still have a lot to learn about contempo and it’s really time I have a chance to have a space where I can express my work through different mediums since I’m currently stuck to sketches, since I simply don’t have a space”, “look I honestly don’t think you’re gonna be an artist, your work here only belongs to the streets”, “so are you looking for people who are already pro?, “no, I can make an exception if I see potential in you and I can fight for you, but I’m just not so sure if you have it in you”
At that point I was just sick of his know-it-all attitude, anyone who’s too proud of his knowledge always strikes upon as a smart-pants, you can never know it all, even a Polymath will never know it all, not exactly sure if I’m rejected or not, still no reply back, but with that kind of attitude (just like the university days), I’m not exactly thrilled anymore.