Monday, September 1, 2008


What is the point of Art if the best one can hope for is its showing and sale in a commercial gallery in New York or Paris ? Art promotion works for a few artists only at a time and chooses them opportunistically -not to say arbitrarily- even if we care.

Even those who benefit from it can doubt art promotion's ethical worth. It encapsulates in a particularly glamorous but ruthless way the efficiency and the stupidity of Capitalism. So the artist if successful becomes the exploiter and if not is reduced to the role he is supposed to denounce, ie the exploited. But in both cases never does he participate to a change of the society at large.

Now you tell me what you think and leave a comment.

NB : Above picture by English artist Alan Davie.

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