A Manifesto: How to Make the Art World Bearable Again, by Filip Noterdaeme
- We need more artists who are not concerned with doing the “right thing.”
- We need more artists who find ways to examine and express human misery or bliss without a political agenda.
- We need more artists who don’t play by the rules imposed by curators, gallerists, museums and art collectors.
- We need more artists who are wary of “meaning” and embrace contradiction.
- We need more artists who don’t pretend to have the right answers.
- We need more artists who don’t give a damn about making you feel good or bad.
- We need more artists who are not afraid of running into trouble.
- We need more artists who are able to laugh at the absurdity of life and art.
- We need more artists who don’t resemble anybody’s idea of what an artist ought to be and who nonetheless produce great art that takes us by surprise, makes us think and reflect, and leaves plenty of room for multiple interpretations.
…I never consider my weavings as fine art. While fine art strives to visually or otherwise address a larger audience, my kimono are intended simply to fill the intimate environment of the wearer with joy.
Chinami Ricketts – Artist Statement
Defending the Poetry of Affect
July 24, 2013
The head poetries shut off melancholy like a mudroom…
I’m making an accidental study of melancholy. Surprisingly, the same analysis shows up in this article as in Matthew Remski’s remix of Patanjali. This makes me somewhat happier.
Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride
Not sure why it is called epic
the route being in the shape of an “e”?
40 miles, more or less
9.5 miles an hour
sunny and warm, humid
sunburn and screaming thighs
return by A train from Far Rockaway
lower Manhattan skyline
suitable for camels in places
Peter Altenberg: A Flâneur for All Seasons
Feeling happier after reading this.
“Get thee to the coffeehouse!”
As for writing, his chosen medium was a feuilleton-style prose poem of anywhere from a sentence to a few pages in length, and he did wonders with it.