Thursday, July 30, 2015

Art tomorrow?

I'm not too interested in trying to create new forms of art. I can see why people embrace new media and create online art - such as Hennessy Youngman in my previous post who ended up joining the establishment... or maybe he was always the 'establishment'... but nonetheless his ART THOUGHTZ were pretty funny - like this one on that bullshit art movement called Relational Aesthetics:

What I think would be more interesting is art created outside the art system, but not amateur. Art that is created for the domestic space: So small works that are conceptually rigourous and technically proficient, but not reliant on dealers, curators, art fairs, public/private galleries, etc. to promote them. Somehow going straight from artist to 'collector' (for lack of a better word) at a reasonable price (as rejection of art as an investment or commodity)... How might this happen? What is the avenue for this?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Art today?

I dunno. This requires more time than I have right now. But I'm no longer as enamoured with contemporary art as I once was. Some stuff is still interesting. But money has corrupted art... money and education actually. The careerist path of going through a tertiary qualification. The infrastructure of the art world, quite aside from the artists themselves... the people who are dipping their hands in the money stream. The institutions and the administrators - what's in, what's out. Art really is a business... yes, probably always was to some degree, but seems that there are a lot more 'cooks in the kitchen' and the artist is more a Sous Chef or Line Cook brewing up whatever flavour of the month is required of them.

Hennessy Youngman speaks about Art today (an oldy but a goody):