Art without Market, Art without Education: Political Economy of Art
"It seems to me that MFA programs have become a tool of
indoctrination that has had an unprecedented homogenizing effect on
artistic practices worldwide, an effect that is now being replicated
with curatorial and critical writing programs."
professional [artist] should not be the only acceptable way for us to
maintain our households, particularly when most interesting artists are
perfectly capable of functioning in at least two or three fields that
are, unlike art, respected by society in terms of compensation and
general usefulness. I feel that we have cornered ourselves by denying
the full range of possibilities for developing our economies."
hard-pressed by circumstances, we still think that the proper thing to
do is to wait for a sponsor or a patron to solve our household problems
and to legitimize our work. In fact, we don’t need their legitimacy. We
are perfectly capable of being our own sponsors, which in most cases we
already are when we do other kinds of work to support our art-work.
This is something that should not be disavowed, but acknowledged