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Old 03-24-2007, 11:03 AM
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Re: Gilbert and George - Art as suicide

The overwhelming indifference of an artworld that increasingly looks like disneyland, and a public who largely fails to pack it's brain when travelling to an exhibition, has made me reassess my motives.
Man, the public, the average, would rather be at the mall or in front of a tv given a choice. Don't ask them to think--it would start a revolution--the greatest in history--they might might even decide that killing for ideas, or religion, or power, or for peace is wrong. They might open their eyes and hearts. That is what is required for artists to assume their proper place in society...a revolution in consciousness. Maybe more art will get it started. Nothing else has worked.
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