Thursday, April 17, 2008

Another Self Indulgent PoMo Art Student

Another self involved self important and very self indulgent artist thinks she's making a statement, rattling the bars of the caged middle classes, upsetting apple carts, pissing off the fascists, getting all up in the face of governments and infrastructures bringing attention to the plights of ____________ (fill in favorite calls/culture/gener/race/issue here) by doing something stupid, dangerous, irresponsible and oh yeah, self indulgent, as hell:

"For senior, abortion a medium for art, political discourse
http://yaledailynews.com/story.html

What she did was artificially inseminate herself many times, self abort herself many times, document it all and make an art project out of it all.

She's not out to shock anyone. Artist (hmmm) Aliza Shvarts says she only wants to "provoke inquiry." She believes in art, and in art as a:
"... medium for politics and ideologies, not just a commodity, . . . I think that I'm creating a project that lives up to the standard of what art is supposed to be."
Sigh. We can argue endlessly about this; I have no intentions of doing so however. Art is art, it's not a "commodity" it's fucking art. Political schmitical. Art. ART. It may or may not be political, etc. but art is, by the very doing of it, political. All the other stuff is academic intellectual PoMo bullshit.

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