Today’s article is all about the revolution.
The Egalitarian Art Revolution has begun.
The Egalitarian Art Revolution is more than I can discuss in one article. It involves social media, old media, and new media. It involves the regular guy, girl power, and smart money. It involves mass art, street art, flash mobs, and performance. It’s part brick-and-mortar and part virtual; part high-touch and part conceptual. It’s like populism, but not just what’s popular. It’s international, but very local. It’s not dependent on the renowned art critic, the high-powered art dealer, or the big-time museum buyer. And George Carlin would have loved it.
You are the Egalitarian Art Revolution.
Jen and I love all the reasons and ways viewers of art engage the visual arts.
- If you’re a museum-goer: bravo!
- If you attend gallery openings and pop-up galleries just to look: applause!
- If you go to exhibits at not-for-profits: excellent!
- Heck, you’re engaged in the visual arts just by reading The Bare Square. And for this, we love you.
But you can have more. You should have more.
Having art all the time, in your home, in your office–that’s what you deserve. But for some, it’s nothing short of revolutionary.
Art is not just for big-time museums, or the “art crowd” we often see at galleries, or or the super-rich buying at glitzy auctions. (To be clear, we love museums and the art crowd. And some of our best friends may be wealthy–but we’re not sure, and don’t really care if they are or not.)
It’s our belief at The Bare Square by nAscent that everyone–that you should own art. The best art you can.
All of us are in the midst of a revolution, a massive change, in the visual arts. Someday, historians will look back on the early 21st century, and comment on this time period, maybe even this moment, as the nAscent stages of the Egalitarian Art Revolution.
When you’re ready–not before–don’t just watch to the revolution. Be a part of it.
If the revolution seems too overwhelming to charge into head-long, then be subversive. Rabble-rouse.
More about the Egalitarian Art Revolution next week. Share this article–it could change someone’s life. Let it change yours.