Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Kill All the Elitists (Figuratively Speaking)

This is a new-to-me blog I found on Instapundit: The Remodern Review, by Richard Bledsoe, painter, writer and art curator who normally blogs about art but “the various outrages of 2020 have been pulling me outside the normal scope of that topic:”

My perspectives on the dysfunctions of the contemporary art world have informed my insights of the great assaults occurring against Western culture. The weaponizing of our institutions against us has been a long term Marxist project. Extrapolations of the absurdities and abuses I first encountered in 1980s art school education are now informing our politics on a vast scale. And because the Left insists on trying to cram its preferences down everyone’s throats, now everything is supposed to be political.

He’s correct of course, with the exception that the assault began 10-20 years prior to his 1980s experience, he’s just too young to know. Now I’m not terribly familiar with “remodernism” as an art form

Forest Hill Stuckists – Stuckist group in Forest Hill, SE London. Founded  by Don TakGuy.Charles Thompson, ‘Staring Multi Coloured Rabbit’

but Mr. Bledsoe’s observations on the current political miasma certainly ring true:

So on Saturday November 7, 2020, all the colluding factions of the entrenched establishment unleashed The Big Lie #6,675,309. Based on unverified votes from four infamously corrupt, fraud-ridden cities, the fake news media now gets to certify the election, and declare Chinese takeout-brained child groper Joe Biden as President, at least until Komrade Kamala gets the nod to basement him permanently.

To borrow a phrase, that’s not how any of this works. But people too dumb to know better took to the streets to rejoice, forgetting all about the phony plague which enabled the mail in vote hoax in the first place. What we are seeing in this immense disconnect between belief and reality is the result of the cultural coup known as Postmodernism. Postmodernists believe they can rule merely through the manipulation of language and will power. It is the governing philosophy of globalism.

Well, as they say, read the whole thing. I need a day off from the madness. Art seems an amiable enough diversion. I should study up on remodernism whereas I like the idea of it I’m not sure I’m an actual fan.

sidesaddleRichard Bledsoe “Side Saddle”

This style falls more in the “I’d look at it in a gallery but wouldn’t want to see it every day of my life” pool for me. But the upside: it’s got to be better than postmodernism, because what isn’t?

modern_13a94e_5489266Past the Point of No Return: Elitist Art is Dead.

Now if we can just figure out how to kill all the elitists.