The gap in between worlds is enormous. Barriers between classes, interests, where importance lies widen the gap where even though we speak the same language in practice we do not understand each other. That is normal and it is normal to explain something which is completely self-evident and everyday to me to someone who still does not understand because worldview is stuck and non-movable. To believe one’s own bullshit comes out of belief that one is absolutely correct and has a right to believe in illusions. That that other one knows nothing, is nothing, is below for many irrational reasons. My choices and reality is incomprehensible to someone who sees only the surface of it and is not interested in seeing it deeper, does not want to know that there are more to things than what one sees. This is one important aspect and teaching in art. There are more to people and things than meets the eye. Still even people who work in art are fixed with a very thin way of looking which is astounding always again and again. Still there are those who make conclusions and assumptions because they think they know better, they know more. Learn this you never know enough to make judgments of someone, especially if you have only heard a rumor or seen her. Believe me, I do not have to say anything for the train to begin. Interesting is how similar stereotyping is no matter where one goes, how deep misogyny and hatred run.
Art is at the moment for those who look for it. You can live without any contact with art, without having to think art, see art (fine art especially). But art is everywhere we just like to label art and nonart. I have been wondering why this is although art is the very bread. It is hard work to think and that is what people like to avoid, so to avoid art is part of this pleasure of not bothering, not interested in, does not concern me- thinking. Does art have to be recognized as art and be valued as a piece for it to be art? The more segregated and monetized business art is the more it is viewed as valuable or not valuable, more separated go see wonder. Is it something which could be avoided? Yes but the need to make money and be great is bigger.
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell – review
What is art consumer supposed to think when making of an institution reveals to be one case after another strange of mishaps, strange errors of thought and intentions appear to be more or less suspicious? Is there room for thinking when criticism is unwanted and clearly the institution is wanted to be set without questions asked? Critical views against and for and about quality of art must be freely discussed as must be deals done by officials and representatives which deals obviously have got political ends. Does art exist without politics one may ask? Anyway who could be against art? It is fair to ask how art is produced, what and why something is trendy or famous and stays that way, what is the progress made within art and how does it show? Why does art itself has got an image of a good-doer, a charitable well-spirited voice waking up and bringing light into darkness? Partly that is what art does in places where the normal is grim. Art has potential to lift up in many ways, uplift the maker and the viewer. Does it lift up the institutions that work with art, is art for art and institutions for themselves? Of course. Art has value of a tool, if you ask me, as it should and must since it is not above people but for people. When art scene does something it usually always is a cause which is a good for all promoting human interest in general, whatever human interest may be, interest is and can be defined in many ways but we assume cause is something like human rights are for everybody, environment must be preserved, public spaces should have more beautiful art, art heals etc.
When there is confusion, denial and clear misunderstanding of what is racism, sexism, discrimination, hate speech, exploitation, class division and where goes the line to abuse in there where artists are to work, then one can wonder how do these people who work in art understand what is good art, what are suitable working conditions, how ethics is applied and how art should be implemented in the world today because it is a very different world than for example ten years ago, still change happens in art very slowly even though it claims otherwise. In situations where sexism, discrimination and racism are widely tolerated but unseen and are spoken against via art, that there is institutionalized way of interacting which includes sexism, discrimination and racism, it is too risky and difficult to make a difference to speak out. It is a fact that art is elitist, to be an artist is elitist but that elitism disappears when one refuses to work with fascist dishonest system. System in which without recognition artist is unknown. Art is therefore done for the system to recognize and artist to establish one’s position must play by the rules of the system.
Art spectator can expect to see the surface without much depth.
http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/arts-and-books/how-words-shape-our-world “He argues that all ethical outlooks share a common structure in which we experience a kind of call, divine or inner, which requires us to seek with varying success to overcome our limitations and blindness. To be open to this call requires that we can recognise “something as right or worthy, and this recognition cannot be dispassionate.” Emotion and empathy are thus central to moral reasoning.”