a manifesto for heresy

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/a-manifesto-for-heresy/21379 “you either accept your status as ‘evil’ and silence yourself for the supposed good of social stability; or you reject this status and continue to utter your so-called heresy because you believe, sincerely, that it is true. This is your choice, this is your heresy.”

the truth about cultural appropriation

https://artreview.com/features/ar_december_2017_feature_cultural_appropriation_kenan_malik/ The idea of cultural appropriation has, in recent years, moved from being an abstruse academic and legal concept to a mainstream political issue. From Beyonce’s Bollywood outfits to Dana Schutz’s painting of Emmett Till, and from the recent controversy surrounding Sam Durant’s sculpture Scaffold (2012) to Omer Fast’s recreation of an old Chinatown storefrontContinue reading “the truth about cultural appropriation”

recreates scene of dead Syrian toddler

http://hyperallergic.com/272881/ai-weiweis-photo-reenacting-a-child-refugees-death-should-not-exist/ “Art as we know it is corrupt, exhausted and weak. We see works of postmodern masters sold to bankers for millions of dollars as signs of cultural capital and objects of financial investment. We see shimmering edifices of cultural wealth erected on the backs of hyperexploited labor—the pyramids and coliseums of the twenty-first century.Continue reading “recreates scene of dead Syrian toddler”

Banksy and the problem with sarcastic art

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/10/magazine/banksy-and-the-problem-with-sarcastic-art.html?smid=tw-share&_r=2 “If you love art, you must be glad that thousands of people are supporting it by going to “Dismaland.” If you love cultural expression generally, you must be glad millions of people are participating in it on the Internet. But when you see bad expression praised as good — when your Facebook friends shareContinue reading “Banksy and the problem with sarcastic art”