Probably yes, Shay. But we can still bitch and moan about what's not right in the interim and try to make honest art about the substance of our lives. If nothing else it passes the time. The isolation you feel may not be unique to you but a universal condition, so don't think you are alone in all this. Just so few actually see what's what. There's always been a market for unquestioning, non confrontational aesthetically pleasing images. What needs critiquing is their social function and their relationship with oppression in societies. So don't get down, get bitching.
Mike—I joined because I wanted to post a critical comment, in response to a congrats article on Art Review about Zhukova winning the Leo curators award. Its really disgusting seeing the art establishment sucking up to Kremlin-compliant Russian oligarch billionaires. Much of the art world is utterly shameless. But my 2-day campaign against this award has thus far rendered zero responses from the ICI, Art News, Art Review, Curators NY, even opposition movements in Russia are utterly unmoved by my campaign. I've never felt so isolated. Leo Castelli's widow is also utterly indifferent. What is it about the business about putting aestheticly pleasing pictures on people's walls that it attracts so many money grubbing leeches, who are utterly shameless as to the source of money? As a species we are doomed!
Hi Mike - really liking some of your new work - after being offline for over a year would be interested to hear you thoughts on the 4 newest pieces I added to my site (kind of graphic design incorporating illustration). Best L.... ps happy eater
Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. I will work on getting something on here over the weekend. It would be great to have your input in relation to my current experiments and work xxx