Welcome to Art Futures Kolkata
India, Su Nah
Unblock your noses comrades on collective efforts by impresarios, gallerists, promoters, speculators, realtors and sundry spivs to align the artist/creative community in support of the reactionary 'war against terrorism'. Turn your guns inwards, artists, and prime your suicide bombers to blow your bone-headed auctioneer patrons and marauding hedge fund operatives sky high.
Jerry Saltz, of Art Basel, Miami Beach, writes:
"We won't be talking about prices anymore. Marketability will no longer equal likeability. Artists who have become the gods of Mammon may find their reign coming to an end. Sometimes when you think you are playing the system, my friends, the system is playing you. These guys, what happened is they think it's a big deal to make art about the market and the problem is that the market is not a real thing. The market is a combination of many, many things. It's a magic mushroom…it's a place to support junkie-like behaviour in public.
Where you're going is not hell, it's heaven. This is the art world a lot of you younger people have always wished for and it has come. It has come!"