This is a short article that aims to explain my arguments about artwashing. It focuses on art’s long-standing relationship to property, power and publicity.
A brief art history of art, property and artwashing
Art has always been a form of property. During the Renaissance, art was the property of Royalty, the nobility and the church. … READ MORE
This is my paper which I presented at the Northumbria-Sunderland AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training Art and Design Research Annual Conference at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead on 25th July 2017. Powerpoint and PDF versions can be downloaded here too…
Artists and arts organisations have always skirted the edges of gentrification.… READ MORE
This blog post is about ASH – Architects for Social Housing. It uncovers a different side to ASH’s founder that is rooted in the establishment and seeks to work with local councils to promote citizenship and art as a public good. It suggests that these values (and others) are at odds with the aggressive and passionately political persona often adopted by ASH. … READ MORE
This is my first article for The Guardian Comment is Free section. I’ve added my own pic here…
It’s a response to Matt Hancock’s recent maiden speech about UK arts and culture in which he said, “The hipster is a capitalist.”
I’d love your feedback…
CLICK HERE TO READ MY ARTICLE ON THE GUARDIAN WEBSITE … READ MORE
I Like America and America Likes Me, Joseph Beuys, 1974
THEY killed it.
Killed another word.
(Three words actually.)
Death by Art.
Slowly, THEY killed some words:
A slow process.
Drowning by “Culture”.
THEY killed socially engaged art.
Socially engaged art was
An EASY target.
Art is always an easy target.… READ MORE