Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Blogging: Worth It

I am not a fashion drone. I am not a work-a-day artist. I am not in marketing, pr, or the media.

So what am I doing here? Posting art and design?

Good question. Sometimes I feel truly alienated from contemporary art. It is generally entitled, mediocre, and unaware of the world. People of privilege provide the artistic eye of 2015. Their lives revolve around parties, alcohol, money, and a lacking of the critical eye and class consciousness. The experience summoned is equivalent to the consumer experience, but not in the ironic twist of pop art. For artists such as Kuhn, the balloon animal subject is serious in substance, reflective of the homogenization of identity, unlogically repetitive, and for sale in the museum gift shop.

But I feel I have a unique point of view to add in terms of art. I am on the path to expert knowledge on economics and finance. As I move from the lifestyle of my MA degree and into a RWJ (real world job), I see my time opening up tremendously for culture and taste outside of my field of study. Life, anew! Art can be a powerful critique of the economic and financial perceptions and narratives in the world, that is, if artists actually knew anything about it. Most artists are intimately intertwined - Kuhn for example was a financier in a past life. Artists of yesteryear were thinkers, flaneurs, survivors of war, poverty, and the rapid technological advancements of society. Now artists are produced by the neoclassical view. From here, my point of view begins.

...Also, trying to get back into my music!

Stay tuned.