Scheiß auf das Establishment!

Kein Kommentar | 27.09.2015 | Ideologies, One Art Please, Racebender-Genderblender |

Julie Dillon, eine meiner vielen Lieblingsillustrator*innen hat grade einen ziemlich guten Text verlinkt, der so eine Antwort zu diesem „Ey, ich check nich, was diese moderne Kunst soll, also muss es scheiße sein, hier mein Diplom, dass ich das beurteilen kann und ich auch total wichtig bin.“-Video ist, was mich immer noch ein bisschen aufregt:

„[…] Lots of things can break down that elitism. An artist who is self-taught, street artists, women artists, art that isn’t in a museum, art intended for a lay audience, fanart, new art that hasn’t been vetted, art made by people who aren’t loyal to the art canon, art on the internet, art made with new technology—basically anything that makes art more accessible to the “wrong” people or allows the wrong people to define it.

Art challenges the established systems of power we have, and it just so happens that the established systems we have are very white, very imperialistic, and very patriarchal. And the terrible terrible irony is that this same system that art is meant to challenge is also what validates it and allows it to be seen. You can paint whatever you want, but only a gatekeeper can let it pass.

So when you encounter someone who says things like “What’s the point?“ or “I could have done that” or a teacher who says, “That’s not real art” or any kind of gatekeeping, what you’re actually encountering is that bigger system.

So if you challenge the definition of art, you’re threatening the people who have authority because of it: teachers, critics, curators, editors, producers, directors, even other artists. But you’re also threatening anyone who feels safe because that system is in place. You’re threatening a larger system: the patriarchy, imperialism, misogyny, racism, etc.“

Art is important, yo. […]“

– euclase

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