|Is Gay the New Colour?
||[29 Jun 2014|11:03pm]
Blackophilia, Blackophobia: White Youth and the consumption of Rap Music by White Supremacy. History of the 20th Century, white kids wanting to be as cool as black kids... so, is gay the new colour?
I’ve always thought it strange that dislike of gays is labeled “homophobia” but prejudice against African-Americans is called “racism.” No one came up with “blackophobia” — racists don’t get a pass because sometimes their prejudice is fear-based. Homophobes, however, have their bigotry softened. It’s not their fault, you see. They’re just afraid of what they don't understand.. "I'm not racist" is the lie we tell ourselves. If you’re younger, you probably think of racism in terms of voter suppression in America, frothy white birthers denouncing Obama in the White House. White Love/ White Hate/ White Light/ White Shite
8 mile 2002 post 911 duh
Rapper Eminem is one of thee most revered rappers in hiphop and he is white. If he is getting reconition from afro american rap stars, are they just pulling his chain because he has an articulant vocabulary that will make you wish you were shut the fuck up?
|A campaign against Damien Hirst
||[18 Feb 2009|08:59pm]
A collage by Cartrain.
The story involving Damien Hirst and his copyright infringement allegations against a 16 year old street artist-- known as Cartrain-- has taken a twist. Several influential UK artists have joined forces in order to defend Cartrain. In doing so they have targeted the contradictory nature of Hirst’s decision to seek legal action against Cartrain. After all, Damien Hirst has allegedly infringed on copyright himself-- in one case he settled out of court due to copyright infringement allegations.
The battle charge against Damien Hirst has been spearheaded by Jamie Reid -- widely known for creating the Sex Pistol‘s ‘God Save the Queen‘ cover art, Jimmy Cauty -- a former member of KLF, and Billy Childish -- co-founder and former member of the Stuckists.
Read more: http://www.myartspace.com/blog/2009/02/birds-of-feather-flock-together-damien.html
|The backbone of society?
||[23 Jan 2008|09:08pm]
I recently interviewed Sylvia Sleigh. Sylvia was a very active feminist artist in the 60s and 70s. She has long fought against sexism in the art world... and in the world in general. She is over 90 years old now, but she took the time to answer my questions. If you are interested in reading her opinions about the art world today simply find her name on this page http://www.myartspace.com/interviews and click on it. I have also interviewed Julian Stanczak, Norman Carlberg, Thornton Willis and William T. Wiley... all older artists who have opinions about the direction of the art world at this time. I've also interviewed hundreds of younger artists-- we have a video interview with Anthony Lister as well. I feel that art is the backbone of society. I'm curious to know your opinions.
|Support Michael Dickinson - Artist May Go To Jail
||[01 Sep 2007|03:06pm]
Michael Dickinson, a Stuckist artist in Turkey and a frequent
contributor to MungBeing, may be jailed for displaying art depicting
Turkey's Prime Minister receiving a blue ribbon from George W. Bush in a
piece entitled "Best in Show". We at MungBeing throw our support fully
behind an artist's right of free expression. The Turkish courts,
however, may not agree. Michael's court date is October 8th, 2007. I'm
writing to ask if you would be willing to draft a letter of support on
behalf of Michael Dickinson, specifically addressing his validity as an
artist and the art-worthiness of his work. These letters are intended to
be used as part of Mr. Dickinson's defense to demonstrate to the court
the value and import we place on artistic inquiry and an artist's right
to self expression.
There are several informational links at the end of this email including
an excellent in-depth interview with Michael Dickinson (featuring the
artwork in question, "Best in Show") in issue nine of MungBeing.
If you are able to write a letter of support, please email a copy to:
Please include your name, occupation, and contact information in your
Here's how Michael describes this unfortunate situation:
"[I was] called to court again unexpectedly a couple of weeks ago, when
a cop rang my doorbell and handed me a summons to appear in court on 25
April at 11.30 in connection with the collages I made last year
depicting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in the role of a dog,
controlled and feted by American President George W Bush.
I was surprised, thinking all that stuff had finished after my arrest
and prolonged detainment in police custody last year.
In my defense I said that the collages were not meant as a personal
attack on the Prime Minister, but his position, and the fact that
President Bush considers him a useful friend and ally. Turkish soil is
home to American nuclear bombs at the US airbase at Diyarbakir.
I said that I was an artist(?) and did not usually plan my collages,
but acted on inspiration at the time of making, often as a reaction to
news of what is happening in the world, particularly Iraq.
When the judge asked me to describe what I was trying to say in my 2
collage pictures of Erdogan in the role of America's dog, I said that it
was up to the viewer to make his own interpretation; a visual artist
shouldn't need to explain in words. Pictures are for eyes. Words
(spoken) are for ears.
I said that over the years I'd made countless collage pictures of
President GW Bush and Tony Blair in much more unflattering roles without
persecution. In the Western/European world, artists are allowed to
express their feelings in their works.
The trial has been adjourned until 8th October. During that time the
court will seek the opinion of a number of Turkish university professors
as to whether my collages are 'art' or crime.
In the meantime I'm 'free'."
I hope to hear from you soon and thank you for your support,
The Offending Image
June 8, 2006: The Bush's Dog Case
Criminal Collage By MICHAEL DICKINSON
July 26, 2006: "Sorry, We Thought You Were Israeli!"
Arrested in Istanbul By MICHAEL DICKINSON
May 2, 2007: Criminalizing Art
Trouble in Turkey By MICHAEL DICKINSON
June 17, 2006: Satire that could land British artist in a Turkish jail
By Dalya Alberge, Arts Correspondent, and Suna Erdem in Istanbul
Information About Michael Dickinson
August, 2006: Outspoken
a conversation with Michael Dickinson by David "Starchy" Grant
Stuckism coverage and information
|An introduction to my art blog.
||[18 Nov 2006|12:07am]
I'd like to invite members of this community to my art blog. You can visit it by clicking on the following link: http://myartspace.com/blog/
I'm interested in interviewing artists. I've already interviewed over a dozen. Some are just starting out... others are well-known. My goal is to help artists connect with others.
You can see the interviews by going to the following link: http://myartspace.com/interviews/
You guys might be interested in reading my interview with Charles Thomson.
I also interview gallery directors so that artists can learn about exhibition spaces that they may not have been aware of. Contact me if you are an artist or represent a gallery and are interested in being interviewed. I'll consider anything.
Also, I have a group on myspace.com so if you are on there feel free to join.
http://groups.myspace.com/myartspaceblog I just started it recently.
Enjoy the blog,
||[03 Oct 2006|11:40pm]
For those who love Contemporary art...
... this is society of fans and visitors of Contemporary art museum - KIASMA, situated in the center of Helsinki. Everybody who's interesting in the modern and contemporary arts in common are also welcomed! Working languages: Finnish and English.
|A Dandy Among Re-modernists
||[19 Sep 2006|08:29pm]
A dandy among remodernists, Lord Whimsy has just published a book of essays entitled The Affected Provincial's Companion, Vol. 1. Reminiscent of 18th century Almanaacks, his Lordship discusses recapturing life and dressing it up a bit, the art of riding a highwhell and lepidoptery To learn more, read his interview with me at interviews_lj and be sure to look him up on amazon.com afterwards. It's well worth the ten.
||[03 Aug 2006|01:03am]
i just managed to get the camera software onto my computer, so i am now able to torment everyone with my "art". oh yes, i enjoy that.
my charming self.
on free cardboard and wal mart paints, as usual.
( and jesus...Collapse )
||[05 Jul 2006|02:00am]
comments always welcome.
||[01 Jul 2006|04:10am]
Hi there. My name is coiln. I'm a newly minted stuckist and art school dropout from the lovely and insignifigant city of Oklahoma City in the US. I'm currently organizing a stuckist group here. I thought I would post a picture and pose a question. Here's the picture:
(you can see more at http://www.iamadot.org/colin , if you so desire)
So here's my question: As an american I feel like the most appealing aspect of stuckism is the ideas of remodernism; that is, the rejection of postmodernism and return to the sincerity and values of early modernism. I have noticed, however, that there seems to be more emphasis on the anti-britart aspect of the movement, at least in the media, and this appeals to me much less. It seems to me that protesting people like Emin and Hirst only contributes to their cachet and encourages the sort of ego artist behavior that has made contemporary art so lousy since Warhol first marketed himself into immortality.
My question is this: Can stuckism exist as a movement, a genuine aesthetic theory, without people like Hirst to rail against? Can stuckism be applied to other cultural contexts than the modern british art world with the same sort of success?
These are questions I hope to answer with pigment, and I hope you will all join me in doing so.
|Stuckists in MungBeing 8
||[06 Jun 2006|02:38pm]
Check out MungBeing 8, the Freedom issue.
I should be updating every time a new issue comes out, as it is apparent we are perhaps the magazine most supportive of the remodernist art movement. This issue's cover is done by Matt Bray, with works inside by SJ Chambers (penguinkeggard), Bruce New, Michael Dickinson and several others who skate dangerously close to the remodernist line.
|Stuckist site down?
||[24 Mar 2006|11:44am]
I tried to go to the stuckist site today, and it seems kaput. Anyone know what that is about?
Also, perhaps I should re-introduce myself since I'm under a new moniker. I'm the sole member of the Florida Stuckists. We are off and on active, but always on in spirit. The Florida Stuckists, painters as well as scribes, have begun focusing more on literature, and advocate a return to the spiritual or at least thoughtful in literature...as well as a bit of imagination!
I started a magazine in 2004, The Atramendous Blade, but after little response discontinued it. I have been thinking of bringing it out of hibernation. . .but we will see how the chips fall.
I love a good chat, especially writing. So I welcome any visitors and friends!
||[28 Jul 2005|01:27pm]
Today's TIMES (28.7.05)
Tate rejects £500,000 gift from 'unoriginal' Stuckists
By Dalya Alberge, Arts Correspondent
THE Tate was accused yesterday of snubbing one of Britain’s foremost collections after it rejected a gift of 160 paintings that had been given pride of place at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.
Its director, Sir Nicholas Serota, said that the works did not deserve to be in a national collection, even though their five-month exhibition last autumn drew thousands of people to the Walker, one of the outstanding collections of fine art in Europe and part of National Museums Liverpool.
The works were painted by the Stuckists, an international group of artists founded in 1999 to promote traditional artistry, looking to the Old Masters for inspiration. Experts said that the artists had “inaugurated the rebirth of spirituality and meaning in art, culture and society”, with their works worth £500,000, but the Tate was less than impressed.
Sir Nicholas wrote to the Stuckists, who offered the gift: “We do not feel that the work is of sufficient quality in terms of accomplishment, innovation or originality of thought to warrant preservation in perpetuity in the national collection.”
Charles Thomson, co-founder of the Stuckists, called the decision “a massive snub”. Noting the exhibition’s success, he added: “It shows the Tate is completely out of line with the rest of the country and the public, whose money it spends on things the public don’t want.”
He recalled how the Contemporary Art Society, the art charity, had difficulty persuading the Tate to take a Picasso in the 1920s and a Henry Moore in the 1930s. “The Tate . . . rejected Modernism and artists such as Matisse and Picasso . . . Now it has lost the nation the prime works of an international movement founded in Britain.”
Mocking the decision to award the Turner Prize to Martin Creed — “someone who switches a light on and off in an empty room” — he also poked fun at recently acquired canvases studded with elephant dung by Chris Ofili. “Excreta seems particularly welcome,” he said.
The Stuckists were confused by a passage in Sir Nicholas’s letter which said that he wanted to ensure “the Tate archive, as the national record of art in Britain, properly represents the contribution of the Stuckist movement to debates about contemporary art in recent years.” Mr Thomson said: “He wants to record our thoughts, to hear what we are saying, but will not allow the public to see our work.”
# The Stuckists were named after Tracey Emin told her former boyfriend, Billy Childish, a co-founder, that he was “stuck”
# They carried a coffin proclaiming “the death of conceptual art” and turned up on Turner Prize night dressed as clowns
# Their paintings include Thomson’s caricature of Sir Nicholas looking at red knickers asking whether they were “genuine Emin” or “a worthless fake”
||[02 Jun 2005|06:30pm]
So glad to see that there is a stucist community.
Just wanted to introduce, my name is Allison and im going to school for fine arts next year. Now, i dont completely agree with with every little tenet of the Stuckism Manifesto but of every ideology concerning art today it represents me most and though i'm wary to label myself anything, yes, I would call myself a stuckist. Anyways, I just wanted to say hi!
And uhhh... How about that shortlist for the '04 turner prize...
Looks they have an actual painter on the list this year.
|MungBeing #2: Stuckism and Outsider Art
||[01 Jun 2005|05:50pm]
The second issue of MungBeing Magazine, the only "hot potato" magazine
on the internet, has hit the cyberstands! (http://www.mungbeing.com)
It is now even more delicious with 70+ tantalizing pages of writing, art
and music! That's over TWICE the material than before!
This bi-month, MungBeing is focusing on Outsider Art and Stuckism, two
movements that are really causing a stir. And with good cause, as is
demonstrated by Stuckist founders Charles Thomson, Billy Childish, Ella
Guru, and Joe Machine, and driven further home by a selection of VERY
talented Stuckist painters from around the world. Our Outsider insider
overheard a conversation with Gus Fink so that story is presented here,
too. There's also Outsider artwork from Kelly Moore, Liz Parkinson, Ian
Pyper and artists SO outside they don't even WANNA come in. How Childish.
The written works of the talented MungBeing collective continues to
shine with thematic pieces from Kevin Ausmus, Michael O'Briant, Jeb
Ebben, Rik Albatros, Starchy, Robert Dayton, Mark Teppo... the list goes
on. And the comics section glows with beautiful work from Julian
Lawrence, mckenzee, Suzanne Baumann, and Harold Penis.
Musically, there's an excursion into the delightful world of Outsider
Music, a world that includes Joe Meek and R. Stevie Moore, with Comfort
Stand Records (www.comfortstand.com) and your host Otis Fodder. There's
also an EXCLUSIVE TRACK and a conversation with the incomparable Naomi Hall.
And there's a recipe for LGBT Casserole.
WOW! We're pulling from a WELL STOCKED BeingPool here!
Stuckism and Outsider Art. Two great tastes that fit together like
inverted handmaidens at a baby shower. Only twice as wet!
Don't forget to check out our forums where you can interact with
MungBeing readers and contributors. Everybody knows something else.
MungBeing is an online bimonthly magazine published under a Creative
Commons license and released by the spring-loaded action of the Magaload
Questions and inquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
And watch for the MungBeing ad in FOUND magazine - on newstands in July.
Thanks for playing,
Mark and jody
this issue's front cover painting was done by watery