I went out to buy a bottle of milk this morning when my eye was caught by the wording of a poster right next to the tube:-
idea for a new art world
003: Curators should ask the public what they want to see and what they think galleries and museums should be used for
Interesting, I thought. The New Museology has arrived in the Mile End Road, alongside the chicken shops.
I read the rest of the suggestions:-
001: if I were the Tate, I would simply remove my racist paintings
How many might this involve, I wondered ? It’s a massive collection of nearly 70,000 works of art. Do they mean paintings on display or paintings in the collection as a whole ? Which count as racist ? It could be a lot, starting with Rex Whistler.
002: Universal Basic Income and affordable housing so that everyone, including artists, can make a living
A sensible suggestion.
004: people across the art world need to declare if they have rich parents who helped them get where they are today
I was interested by this being amongst the six top priorities of a guerrilla group and clearly an issue where internships have been so common across the art world and postgraduate courses so expensive.
005: the art world should not replicate the capitalist structures of other industries and instead should set a better example with a horizontal approach to decision-making and pay
006: dear museums, give back all stolen objects
An interesting set of thoughtful observations for the morning, written in a style they describe as cazjjj. I can’t think so many people are going to stop to read them, although it’s right next to a bus stop. Signed, the white pube.