facebook provides me with so much: blog titles, todd levin explaining the drama in LA, a deluded sense of importance, stalking ex boyfriends
so i thought i would try to do something relevant and post about this crazy LA MOCA shakeup drama
where Paul Shimmel either left or was fired and now Jeffrey will be the main curator there
i chose eric yahnker to illustrate my thoughts as he is a subtle, subtle thinker
and may just be a bit bolder than me!
i have no particular thoughts about Schimmel leaving other than he is a legendary curator who has done so many great REVISIONIST things for the menagerie of art people in LA and he seems just great to me!
it’s more that people seem sad that Jeffrey will get to curate things now
THIS WHICH SEEMS TO THINK JEFFREY CURATED THE NEST SHOW AND WILL THUSLY FILL THE MOCA WITH PEE AND YELLOW PAGES (IT WAS ME)
many people just don’t get jeffrey and will never get jeffrey (these people are usually sad people that have problems connecting with others and fear their genitals and their fellow man hahaha just kidding)
and will forever think him “unserious”
i think these people just don’t understand what it means to care about art and life together, to care about art in a broader cultural arena as opposed to a small closed-off elite thing, to care about “changing the world” and “changing people’s lives” in this really honest and risky and embarrassing maybe way
Jeffrey wants to change culture and to broaden the audience of art. He wants contemporary art to reach everyone, not just the financial or cultural elite or the academic elite, but average people. And knowing him for years I know he means it, and I know what he has sacrificed to pursue this personal commitment, this intellectual and emotional mandate
as someone who has willfully descended from the upper echelons of higher thinking and stratospheric art theory to try to LIVE and EXPERIENCE and COMMUNICATE effectively and to a broad audience, I know how vilified you can be by the intellectual set who resent your trying to speak a bigger language
i’m out of images in my photobucket so i’ll just say i hope everyone tries to not be blinded by their bangs and tries to see the bigger picture
MORE ERIC YANKER HERE, AND AT THE HOLE THIS SEPTEMBER!