The Art world is not a success. It is not progressive, it is not beautiful, it is not just, it is not virtuous, it is not unbiased – and it frequently misses opportunities to perform better. The art world is a world we dislike, and, in the long term, despise. A machine of accelerated aesthetics, burnouts, precarious living, 24/7 availability and galvanised gossip that is motivated by survival, rather than a common good.
I am partial to the thought that the art world has succumbed to something not entirely human, some- thing which in some circles is referred to as Capitalism. Capitalism is a form of authoritarianism which is ineffective for most of those who use it, but rewards those with an ability for monopolising power positions, which in turn lends them more say in molding any future worlds or speculative thinking. Sound familiar?..
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