Art Fair Challenge
“as soon as art becomes a badge of social membership, its potential for critical action is eroded”*
Besides the celebrity talk, this Chapman brother’s quote is a good one; it stirs up our own complex feelings towards (pathetic) elitism while opening up in all dimensions another current discussion on “art bringing the public together”, “art for everyone”, and ultimately “everyone is an artist”. Apparently, contemporary art fairs are now shoulder to shoulder with “B-grade gourmet” as an attraction to induce the economic revitalization of an area in Japan. In the West, many are saying that the art fairs and biennials are killing a r t. Meanwhile, there’s this contest we could enter to raise funds..