ART IS JUST LIKE EVERYTHNG ELSE, 2019, Anti-art
…purge the world of bourgeois sickness, ‘intellectual’, professional & commercialized culture … PROMOTE A REVOLUTIONARY FLOOD AND TIDE IN ART, … promote NON ART REALITY to be grasped by all peoples, not only critics, dilettantes and professionals … FUSE the cadres of cultural, social & political revolutionaries into united front & action. George Maciunas
Art is just like everything else. This occurred to me reflecting on the networking and neoptism at the heart of “success” as a contemporary artist. And the general sense that artists have that they are somehow “special”, which is true in a sense, certainly, but also deluded. Commodification of art has made art just like everything else. I love and hate this fact. Yet there is always a machine in the ghost and so it proved again when I noticed later the typo in “everything” in my image. Making “everything” not like everything. You can’t plan these “mistakes”. Post-rationalising (moi???), this simple shift says, um, everything about this whole subject. Commodification is going to happen, but the secret language of All will out.