Fucking Modern Art

Everyone has said this and everyone feels this way. God damn mother fucking modern art. Or at least the trash they have in some of the best galleries in the world. Trash that has no business being anywhere except in a dumpster. The aesthetic is randomization. They argue for minimalism or a “condensation” or “essential components” but it’s trash. Why are you boiling it down to essential components, that’s fine but to just do it for its own sake is again, fine but jesus, not really art all that much. What does it express? Who are you? What are you trying to say. “I CAN BOIL THESE SHAPES DOWN INTO THIS ONE SHAPE” omg genius genius genius……. And that it has found its way to the highest levels is astounding. There is no love in these works. There is only a little anxious shell of a human being who makes these things. I wonder if it is all a scam in a way. That these artists know what the big curators are looking for and put forth a product that will fulfill these requirements. That it is an ecosystem of manipulation. They grow up in these academic environments and learn the system, then create garbage to manipulate the overeducated curators, looking for that next big thing. It’s garbage. It’s a culture built around style, not content.

I mean the examples are just too numerous. And of course there are incredible works of art coming out now that are undeniably profound and worthy of our generation’s love and praise and money and time. There are interesting people out there doing interesting things with real talent. I belive in it. It’s the trash, the free rides that I lose my mind over. Again, just too many to cite. I mean the absurdity of it. I saw an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary art in Chicago. They had an exhibit on modern art in the 80’s and 90’s. I mean it was all so bad, and my interest was peaked at this set of really cool drawings. They were so dirty and emotional and expressive. They had so much fire and imagination behind them. Turns out they were PICTURES someone had taken of Schiele paintings….  Jesus fucking christ. HOW IS THIS ALLOWED??  YOU CAN TAKE PICTURES OF OTHER PEOPLES WORKS AND GET IN AN ART MUSEUM????? Holy fucking fuck. There is more and more of this insanity in almost infinite galleries. It’s sad. Why do I care? Ahh damn, who knows, I dont I guess. It just makes me sad and upset. And man, the system is just goofy. It’s just goofy. I wish the art that was valued came from the heart. From work and from talent. Bansky said it best, how all the talented artists work in advertising and the art world is left with the paralyzed rejects.

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