the photographic world of 2016

http://www.americansuburbx.com/2016/09/brad-feuerhelm-photography-class-of-2016.htm

“I am probably over simplifying many key elements in my rant. It is only that- a rant. I am sure that I am missing other quibbles to have about photography and since I am not being paid to write this drivel, I am simply going to let the problems carry on as this is the truth that I have experienced and there is little I can do about it just as there is nothing I can do about global warming, the world debt (to the Martians?) or any other of the many complexities of any of the other markets that drive photography’s and humanity’s potential into the ground. What I do purport to do is to get these little things off my chest and perhaps give some small insignificant insight into the market, the community and the potential that is missing for photography in a few key categories. I do not have answers and I do not really even care.”

i am sick of artist statements

http://e-flux.com/aup/project/andrea-liu-top-ten-words-i-am-sick-of-seeing-on-artists-statements/

http://photo-soup.org/tag/pseudofeminism/

THE FEMINIST T-SHIRT

THE FEMINIST T-SHIRT

The Post-Feminist Slut/Voyeur Artist Statement

Step 1: talk about how your subjectivity is formed in the wake of post-feminism

Step 2: use your fairly attractive body in all your work, photographed in skimpy underwear & rollerskates—it’s okay to look slutty becuz you’re a feminist interrogating self-objectification

Step 3: DON’T WEAR MAKE-UP. It will cause you to not be taken seriously “conceptually”. DO WEAR SKIMPY UNDERWEAR. It will make your work sell like hotcakes.

Step 4: talk about how you are problematizing the traditional relationship between spectator and on-screen fetish object

Step 5: end with the phrase “an unsettling dance of seduction, power, trust, tenderness, loss, and betrayal”

the art world’s latest way of eating its young

http://www.vulture.com/2016/05/jerry-saltz-on-alex-israel-and-eating-our-young.html

Alex Israel & Bret Easton Ellis, 2016. Acrylic and UV ink on canvas

Alex Israel & Bret Easton Ellis, 2016. Acrylic and UV ink on canvas

“Recent reports found Murillo, for instance, destroying his passport on a plane and saying things like “The West is a salivating penis.” I feel bad for this 30-year-old. ”