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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!"

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello! Very glad to see a Gallery that wants to emphasise the public interaction dimension of art! Best wishes. An idea whose time has come.

Cal-guy

Anonymous said...

Great links. Steadily working through them. Will get back with suggestions.

Anonymous said...

Great. The start is worth the wait.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to a great experience. Congratulations to the web designer.And all the best to others.

Ruma Dasgupta

Anonymous said...

Unregulated capitalism unleashes global economic terror. Hype collapses in an instant. Auction Houses against terrorism? Decontextualize that.

Victor Stevens said...

Ha ha. I call it the South City effect. They just keep chiselling away. Is Vivan Sundaram listening I wonder?

Bishen Behl said...

So who are these terrorists we appear to be so exercised about? Tribals fighting for their rights after years of State bondage and neglect? Or perhaps the people of Nepal who had enough of the reactionary Gyanendra? It couldn't possibly be the Palestinians fighting for their homeland, or could it? There's something sinister, reactionary, communal and anti-people about all this 'anti-terrorism' stuff. Bogus, dilletante, deviationist and superficial. Is there a peep in this cacophony of elitist outrage in support of Binayak Sen, General Secretary, PUCL, Chattisgarh, imprisoned without bail under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 2004, since May 2007 for his alleged links with Naxalites. A current and not yet forgotten real, unglib and non-abstract victim of State Terror. Organise and support comrades, this is real. You have nothing to lose but your chains. www.binayaksen.net