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Matches 3: Bad Boys - Scott Redford - Mission Impossible

10 May 2019 to 15 June 2019

Artists

Tom with side bar I
"CONTEMPORARY ART FACES A POTENTIALLY TERMINAL CRISIS. CONTEMPORARY ART HAS SOLD ITSELF AS A NON-SPECIFIC, EXPANDING, UNIVERSAL NON-GENRE, MUCH AS NEO-LIBERALISM PASSED ITSELF OFF AS THE NATURAL STATE OF THINGS. THE REALISATION THAT CONTEMPORARY ART IS IN FACT A TIME-LIMITED HISTORICAL PERIOD, THAT CAN END, IS A RADICAL MOMENT.”

Tom with side bar II
IN ART ALL WE NEED TO DO IS CONTEMPLATE THE BODY OF CHRIST ON THE CROSS AND IMAGINE HIS SUFFERING. IN CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL ART IT IS THE SAME. OUR CONTEMPLATION ABSOLVES US FROM FURTHER ACTION. 

Tom with side bar III
MORE THAN 3.7 BILLION HUMANS USE THE INTERNET. SO IF EACH OF THOSE PEOPLE ONLY POSTS ONE IMAGE A DAY ONTO SOCIAL MEDIA THE WORLD’S IMAGES EXPANDS EXPONENTIALLY...OBVIOUSLY WE ARE CALLING THE WRONG PEOPLE ARTISTS. ALL ART IS JPEG.

Tom with side bar IV
“THE NEW ARTWORK LOOKS REALLY NEW AND ALIVE ONLY IF IT RESEMBLES, IN A CERTAIN SENSE, EVERY ORDINARY, PROFANE THING, OR EVERY OTHER ORDINARY PRODUCT OF POPULAR CULTURE OR PRIOR ARTWORK”.

Tom with side bar V
CONTEMPORARY ART INSISTS ON APPEARING PLURALIST, DEMOCRATIC AND INCLUSIONARY BUT IN PRACTICE THIS PROVES AN ILLUSION. THE MYTH OF ABSOLUTE INCLUSION IS IN REALITY A CRUEL HOAX; A MISSION IMPOSSIBLE.

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