From the artist's studio to the seminar room, we present a global statement about the artist's independence from the authority of institutional power. In doing so we restate an artist's responsibility to works based on observation and a perception of reality which doesn't always conform to current theory.
The times call for a recognition of vested interests in the academic and curatorial community, and for a recognition that creativity has been devalued in favor of conformity.
To comment on and criticize such an arrangement may invite retaliation, yet such a move is necessary in view of the decline of meaning in work produced over the last two decades, and the culture's loss of interest in fine art as a consequence. Large segments of the population - our contemporary culture- noted the irrelevance of contemporary art to its social function. As a result of this loss of public support, criticism of the status-quo is gaining momentum; even those responsible are beginning to acknowledge a problem.
AESTHETICS ON TRIAL
BODY ART AT EXIT ART
THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
CYCLES OF CHANGE IN ART MOVEMENTS
THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
THIS WORK IS A POLITICAL ACT
SEX, RELIGION, IMAGE
ITS MY FAULT