Demands for future artists & critics.

2014·10·27

Here’s what I think we need to demand of artists & critics moving forward:

A return to the aesthetic experience. Stop smoking the concept bong that turns your commentary on your work into theory-laden drivel, stop emulating your MFA professors, stop appealing to critics or even the art-going public. Let’s get honest and all start agreeing in our admissions, finally, why we make art and what its purpose(s) are. The surrounding illusions are helping no one.

A return to the intelligible word. Stop smoking the theory bong that turns your commentary on others’ work into ideal-laden drivel, stop emulating your advertisers, stop appealing to social media or even the non-art-going public. Let’s get honest and all start agreeing in our admissions, finally, why we enjoy art and what its purpose(s) are. The surrounding illusions are helping no one.