Is it just me or has the art world lost all sense of its fun and imagination?

Nowadays, there seems to be an endless parade of po-faced charlatans who dismiss any criticism of their work as the opinion of the uneducated and unwashed, despite it being recycled pretentious crap.

In the same way that you find cockroaches in the dark recesses behind fridges and cupboards, so you will find these intellectual pygmies teeming in the world of performance and conceptual art.

Some conceptual art is so out there that you can’t help but admire the balls of it, such as Carl Andre’s VIII (that’s the pile of bricks, you philistines) or German uber conceptulist Josef Beuys and his reindeer ski sleds.

Alternatively, you have clever self publicists like Tracey Emin – more power to her – with her shag-fest epics involving dirty beds and tents bearing the hallmarks of Girl Guide gone bad.

Yes, yes I can hear her arse snuffling acolytes say: “You don’t get it darling. It’s a post modern take on erotic dis-fuctionality among the working classes of Margate.”

Yes, of course it is.

It’s also a vacuous piece of navel gazing in a game where anything goes as long as you can bolt an idea to it and have all the artistic sensibility of a chimp.

  One Response to “It’s art daaarling.”

  1. The thing that shocks me most about the Carl Andre bricks piece is that he sent the bricks to the exhibition, and allowed the staff to arrange them how they saw fit.

    This seems absurd to me, as you can’t even say that the intention of the artist is what ensured it as a piece of art. There is no connection between the ‘artwork’ and ‘artist’. For all the exhibition knew it could of been a builders yard who sent the bricks as a joke, and all these years Carl Andre has been too embarrassed, or finds it too funny, to admit an error.

    It’s just ridiculous!

 Leave a Reply



You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

© 2011 Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha