‘This world of Imagination is a world of Eternity; it is the divine bosom into which we shall go after the death of the Vegetated body. The World of the Imagination is Infinite & Eternal, whereas the world of Generation, or Vegetation, is Finite & Temporal. There Exist in that Eternal World the Permanent Realities of Every Thing which we see reflected in this Vegetable Glass of Nature.’
William Blake (‘A vision of the Last Judgement’ in the complete writings of William Blake, ed. Geoffrey Keynes, 1975)
i should have some sort of statement of intent.
as an artist i intend to discuss art. my art largely but perhaps a little context / other contributors / stuff.
art is currently – or in fact – always has been firmly, fashionably and inextricably linked to methods of maintaining status and hierarchy. there is a hegemonic reality to the art world.
the times we are living in are looking to be extraordinarily bleak. basically the central rub of our society: that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer is becoming a grotesque parody of itself. not since the 1900’s has the divide been so ruthlessly pursued by those ‘with’.
the art world is necessarily a considerable contributor to this state of affairs.