Frederic Madre wrote:
> one can construct the following manifesto describing a hypothetical "Art of
> the Future":
> It will be democratic, anyone able to participate.
> It will be innately non-hierarchical, there will be no way to buy or
> inherit status.
> It will be free from all pressures of Market Force, there will be no medium
> of exchange except the art itself & none other necessary.
With all due respect for your thought to create a pop media art
criticism: this reminds me too much of too many exhibitions I saw of
vast amounts of horrible artworks in squat galleries etc. In our
discussion at De Balie you mentioned that criticism needs to be able to
judge and value (even be aggressive in showing its dislikes!) and "we
should be able to define the way society should be." It seems to me you
are a bit selective in the way you appropriate those thoughts sometimes.
I can understand a need for provocation sometimes, but the above...