Note/Thought - Implied Competence / by Ally McGinn

A phrase to remember - implied competence - relates to the trust a viewer places in an artwork and the time they give to the exchange.

I was thinking about driving, which has an implied competence level (a driving license) which is not always accurate.

Maybe someone else has already coined this term but it would appear that the implied competence level of an artwork is very reliant on its location, or where it is being shown. Our trust in the implied competence gives us the freedom to look at artworks with a different eye and allows anything to be art.