9th Berlin Biennale on how to understand the lying in the eye of the truth or
things in your eye seem further away then they appear or what the fuck does that suppose to mean.
It was never the idea that art would serve any purpose for the masses but that seems to be forgotten and art has become the in backdrop for our hip parties which are followed by more posing in front of the art or to capture the art displayed like an illusive animal and keep it locked up on a hard drive.
That is the reason that I have stopped for the moment to actually write about the art but about the hype that surrounds it like a stinking pool of social political cultural overflow. Hey yo rap me a song to that so my bling can swing from the line of coke I've thrown over my amygdala.
Anger is the new mantra, anger at art, the art world, the artists, the art machine but who are the people who ramble on -- on the backs of the creative force that is unleashed on a daily base no matter if somebody observers it or not.
Art is not the product of the masses but the masses are the product of art as all is filtered through the expressive powers that have been sprayed over the minds of the mindless to blind them to their own misery.
Now I need a quote to make this visible to the invisible eye not in the sky but in the brain that is starved of intelligent input. we are dumbing ourselves down without even giving it a second thought and then we get depressed about the world and complain and blame. The intelligent ones have not enough confidence to speak out and the insane take the megaphone and shout everyone out.
So here comes art that doesn't explain anything but mirrors our misery and all we have to say is I don't like this or boring or bad art while we take a selfie in front of it which we post on Instagram into the ether of the lost souls.
Of course has art lost its footing and indulged in pandering and in taking down the elite of the aesthetic but it was in self defense of the feudal religious or other fascistic systems that had control over it for yes thousands of years. Like any good or bad anarchistic movement in the process everything get taken down taken apart taken to the ground. The losers were not just the kings a nd popes and dictators but also beauty. Ugliness was and is still the new beauty but it also has outlived its purpose because without beauty we are not even part of the build in geometric wonder that is the base of Nature. We are the aliens we are so afraid of will come and visit to destroy our culture. Sorry that one we did already ourselves we just forgot that detail conveniently.
Art has become afraid to return to its roots because it still sees its main purpose to be a mirror. The time is ripe to leave the ugly selfie behind that is ever prevalent all around us and take the lazy shoes off. Of course it is not easy to invent beauty that is current and absorbing but we just haven't tried enough. Once we allow a fresh crop of artist to indulge us we might find the path out of this darkness and art can be the beacon of beauty once more and still have relevant things to say about us , the world and yes it'self.
photography and copyright by Richard Schemmerer
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