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A MESSAGE TO ARTISTS IN 2016

18 Jan
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By Martin J. Walker, 1968.

Just like half the salaried people who work in arts organisations, Career Suicide has been on leave since the start of December “because it’s nearly Christmas” and has not resumed normal service until well into January because “we’ve been snowed under with work since we came back into the office”. OR SOMETHING. More soon, though.

The print above was made by Martin J. Walker in 1968, when Hornsey College of Art (later part of Middlesex Polytechnic, then Middlesex University) was occupied by students after a dispute about Student Union funds lead to an opportunity for the students to express a more general dissatisfaction with their art education. Plus ça change, etc. For some reason a reproduction of it is currently available to buy from the Victoria & Albert museum in London.

PS: Really… don’t let them.

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TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT ART SCHOOL

2 Jan

Although this is an advertising campaign (by Team Detroit) for an actual art school (College for Creative Studies in Detroit), both factors which would normally lead me to issue an immediate red alert and raise shields… it’s funny. Somehow it hits the nail on the head in a way that a thousand academic essays have tried to but failed. Art neatly satirised as a sordid, covert, shameful and possibly immoral practice indulged in by vulnerable people who don’t know any better, eliciting understandable parental shock and dismay:

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