Chus Martinez On Art Bollocks!

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Art Bollocks was a much used and abused term in the UK in the 1990s. It was subsequently deployed as the title of an article written by Brian Ashbee and published in the April 1999 edition of Art Review. In his piece Ashbee bewails the enhanced significance accorded language, referred to as “theoretical discourse”, as a counterpart of especially “post-modern” art. The post-modern art forms invoked are “installation art, photography, conceptual art, video…” Ashbee pointlessly wonders why these forms are as dependent as they are on theoretical discourse; when he could have done something more interesting and useful like exploring the class basis of art or how communist praxis necessitates a continual reforging of the passage between theory and practice.


4 Comments on “Chus Martinez On Art Bollocks!”

  1. clumie says:

    Yay Chuz expose the needless posturing!

  2. I am exploring the Communudist theory of art and praxis by taking nudity to the streets. Streak on!


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