the last 60 years or so
fine art collecting was strictly
a past time for the wealthy--
it has never been questioned
that what is important in
art is decided by their selection:
a vision sustaining western philosophies
that have evolved to include staging,
psychology, voyeurism, copying
and social work in an attempt to diversify
yet maintain control of market supply
as the number of artists and art appreciators grows steadily
and permeates all levels of society...
I was not the one to invent lies: they were created in a society divided
by class and each of us inherited lies when we were born.
It is not by refusing to lie that we will abolish lies:
it is by eradicating class by BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY (Malcolm X)
Artists promoting art appreciation and patronage
outside the white-cube/art-world
create an avenue for public participation
in the art making process and
a social responsibility for the artist
to create art that is legible and referentially
significant for all society beyond its time of inception.
Now is the time to bring new meaning to the term Public Artist!