Forget Jumping the Shark: The Establishment Art World Has Leapt into the Lavatory
I get so tired of covering the art world’s pathological fixations on our biological secretions. But I also believe it’s important to expose what these sickos are up to.
It started in 1917, with the submission of a urinal as a sculpture to an art show. Con artist Marcel Duchamp ended up stealing the credit for it from a possibly schizophrenic lady acquaintance of his.
The Icon of Postmodernism
Ever since then, the art world water closet has been a crowded place.
We’ve been treated to Piero Manzoni’s 1961 series “Artist’s Shit,” which is supposedly his canned crap.
In 1987 hack photographer Andres Serrano hit a blasphemous bonanza when he submerged a crucifix into a jar of urine. The art world lionized him because he upset those deplorable Jesus people.
Andres Serrano “Piss Christ” There goes your taxpayer funding
In 2010 Marcel Walldorf won prizes with a sculpture of a peeing policewoman. Way to sock it to the Man! Or, er, the Woman, in this case.
No Relief From Art World Potty Mania
And in 2016 the prestigious Guggenheim Museum installed an actual functioning golden toilet estimated to be worth $2.5 million dollars. It was a piece credited to Maurizio Cattelan, called “America,” of course. Because that is what the people who make curatorial choices for the Guggenheim think about our country.
I could go on, and on, and on, with these contemporary art examples, as well as other icky oozes like spit and sperm. The so-called sophisticates that dictate our cultural identity seem to have a real hang up with scatology. But a good stopping point seems to be at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; the final word in excrement excitement. The pictures speak for themselves.
The End of Postmodernism
The museum actually commissioned the Vienna-based art collective Gelatin to make this. They spent 6 months on it. Seriously.
“The shit as we present it is a sculptural subject, it’s not a joke,” Wolfgang Gantner, one of the four artists making up the collective, told Euronews.
We’ll be the judge of that.
For an extra level of insanity, patrons are expected to wear nudist costumes while they look over the leavings:
Peak Art World: Try a Little Trendy Gender Dysphoria While You Look at Shit
Where Does the Art Exhibit End, and the Child Endangerment Begin?
Because I understand what art can do for people, it makes me heartsick to see this abuse perpetrated by the elitists.
This is not art. It’s psychological warfare.
In my upcoming book, “Remodern America: How the Renewal of the Arts Will Change the Course of Western Civilization,” I identify how grotesque displays like this literal shit show demonstrate the ongoing collapse of the Postmodern globalist cabal, from the vantage point of the United States:
The elites had a great vision for America. They would wreck our culture and trash our heritage, and be the managers over our decline. They’ve been implementing their program for at least 100 years. However, in their long march through the institutions, they overlooked part of what makes America unique. We aren’t compelled to follow our “leaders.” We definitely aren’t going to follow them off a cliff.
Many compare the United States to earlier empires that declined and fell. The familiar pattern is happening here and now. Elitist mismanagement and ennui is encouraging social breakdowns. History demonstrates it’s only a matter of time until the barbarians overrun their dominion. The existing society will be overthrown by primitives from outside the complex system of assumptions and niceties cherished by the ruling class.
The great news is, here in the United States, we are our own barbarians.
Understand the current upper echelons are predominately not representative of the American way of life. They’ve been compromised by Postmodern delusions about their own omnipotence, and it’s ruined them. They should have studied Classical literature. It clearly warns about the perils of hubris.
To these upper crust pretenders, nothing is more backwards and uncivilized than their own fellow citizens, who cling to such notions as God, guns, and honor. Yet these traditional Americans are exactly the people who are best positioned to put an end to the current elitist shenanigans for good. Far from not understanding their Postmodern poses, we understand them all too well.
It will be traditional Americans who rise up to clear away the rubble of the establishment’s failures and decadence. America has an amazing record of achievement, when we put our values into action. We have the wisdom which Postmodernists thought they were too smart to need.
America isn’t dying. It’s the artificially imposed Postmodern worldview which is disintegrating. Americans will carry on, better than ever.
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20 thoughts on “AGAIN WITH THE FECES: THE ESTABLISHMENT ART WORLD SOILS ITS CREDIBILITY”
I am learning to really appreciate art, unique art, but this is garbage. So sorry.
Just when you think they can’t get any lower, they find a way to do it
There are only nine levels of Hell: depravity can only go so far.
I think this shows we’ve gone just about as far as so far can go.
You missed Paul McCarthy and his giant, inflatable pile of shit: https://hyperallergic.com/160096/the-bigger-than-life-team-behind-paul-mccarthys-inflammatory-inflatables/
You want shit, look up this artist. I had the unparalleled joy of having him as a teacher for a 10 week course at UCLA, called, “New Genre”. I survived, but not undamaged.
Such a travesty!
To Gene Kronberg: According to Jewish tradition, there are actually 49 levels of impurity. They just might have a long way to go … but then again, looking at the above “art,” maybe not. I can no longer believe that my first serious career ambition was to be a working contemporary art critic. As the song goes, some of G-d’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.
They’ll go lower you watch. To them to be laughed at is to be among the anointed, badge of honor.
You folks just don’t get it. Good art makes a statement… can’t you see it here? It’s plain as day:
Modern art is shit.
We’re at least in the 40s in the impurity levels, I’d say.
It’s a race to the bottom!
Maybe we should give them some points for honesty.
“The elites had a great vision for America. They would wreck our culture and trash our heritage, and be the managers over our decline.”
I doubt that. I don’t think that they actually have an objective end in mind. They just know that it’s easier to break stuff than it is to build it. They pose questions such as “What is so great about patriotism?” and can cite instances where it went bad. But they refuse to examine why it didn’t work; nor will they examine the many times that it was laudable. They refuse to undertake the serious scholarship that has studied that question, and many other questions, in depth, in detail, in frameworks grander than can be conceived by the one posing that question.
They have no endgame; they are merely lazy pretenders.
Interesting comments, but I disagree. The end game for them is unaccountable power. Making art into a negative breaks the spirit of those who would resist them, and they are aware of this.
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You missed my drawing “Profound History of the Victoria Cross,” one of the media of which is blood.