▼A Note on a vision of: The End Of ‘Commercial Art’
As the political reality in the world continues to dissolve into fascism, poverty, death and ecological disasters, the artists who became professionals over the past decade, drinking from the new corporate investors and giving them empty mindless art will be written into history as complicit.
We will see that these artists are frozen in place by the seriousness of the economic investment in their work and they will be incapable of addressing the horrors of reality.
The word ‘precious’ describes one aspect of the lack of emotion & the lack of a relationship to political reality in most art. Artists are too guarded; too professional.
It is extremely important now, for example, for artists to approach shows as extensions of work always already in process in daily reality. To treat a gallery show as just another day is an escape from the slow dead time frame of standard shows that are typically controlled expensive long lasting epics. Escape the corporate push for long precious shows that dictate the lives and progress of artists.
In all ways, in all of our gestures as artists, we have to escape professionalism.
“You better know, know you’re alive” – Tricky; live version of Hollow