Now 5 of our 6 inaugural residents on hiatus have finished or left their residency, leaving with us earnest and brilliant “final reports” — please read them on each artist’s page. While RFAOH is busy preparing for the next round during this quiet time, so is our last resident Milena Kosec, working on her organic gardens. If you have liked our year 1, please help us keep going by spreading word about this amazing international collaboration!
“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 art. Meanwhile, there’s this contest we could enter to raise funds..