Alright, so it’s been awhile since I’ve wailed on something someone’s called art.
So here it is people, issue #4 of “WTF is Art”.
As I was tag surfing, something I like to do, yanno check out what other artists are creating and what inspires them I found this:
Call for Lolcat Art Submissions – The Lol Arts
We are looking for artists to participate in a formal LOLcat art show – the first Internet meme art movement of its kind. The exhibit will open on Thursday, October 23rd in San Francisco. (You do not need to live in SF to participate.)
Each artist will create work inspired by LOLcats in any media.
The field is ripe for your artistic interpretation of this pertinent symbolic currency.
If you are one of those rare few who don’t know what Lol cats are, then RUN.
Just drop whatever you’re holding and run for your life, your grammar, and your sanity.
Trust Me, I’m doing you a favour.
For those masochists among my readers, you can see what I’m talking about here.
Right, so who the hell am I to say what can and can’t inspire someone? Fair enough.
In fact, I’m sure I could come up with a few anti-Lolz inspired pieces myself, but regardless of how fair I try to be, all that comes to mind is that it’s F-ing Moronic.
I mean, if this truly is a symbol reflecting the values of society then I’m jumping ship and joining the anarchists. Don’t get me wrong, I like cats, hell, I like all animals. Maybe it’s that fact that causes me to get so nauseated when hundred of pet owners’ brains drop into their feet when their pet does something cute. If it is a comment on society, it’s that nowadays the pets are probably smarter than their owners.
I guess what I’m saying is that I’m scared that society and the art community are degenerating so badly that art galleries will be chucking out the DaVincis, Rembrants, VanGoghs and Pollocks of the art world and replacing them with portraits of Snowball Snugglemuffin the 3rd doing something cute.
Come on people, this is EXACTLY why artists were signing urinals and selling them. It was and seems to still be the fact that society is so F-ing stupid and will buy anything labeled art.
I think the saddest thing about this whole thing is that, yes, for a second I considered it as a means of getting easy exposure.
If that’s the way things are going to be I’ll happily live my life as a starving artist or hang up my brushes forever.