Nato Thompson in an interview here:
Fuck professionalism (this coming from a curator). And fuck these easy, dorky categories. Is it art? Is it activism? Those questions are dangerous and misleading. How about questions like: Who is this for? What does it do? In what manner does it operate in a social structure? I mean if we contextualize the manner and receiving culture of a given practice, the questions become simpler and more fun to ask.
LeisureArts in a post here:
"Art or not art? It's a debate art critics love to have, but one we think is somewhat trivial. What new generative social possibilities do these activities create? How do they interface with broad political and philosophical themes? Are they fun? These are questions that seem infinitely more useful than, how they function "as art."