‘Artists should be arrested if they do not bow to the current orthodoxy’
‘The art world has for too long let artists make work that doesn’t fit with the views of woke activists on Twitter,’ Sharia Elbert said today. ‘As head curator at Rawlson Galleries I have put in place a system to make sure this never happens again.
‘We used to choose artists to show based on merit. Now we will not even look at their work until it has been vetted by a committee of activists with their own axes to grind.’
Mx Elbert continued to give examples of work that was acceptable to be shown in a modern gallery. ‘Yes,’ she added, ‘This does mean that works by artists such as Renoir, Warhol, Pollock, Caravaggio, Michelangelo and so on must be destroyed, but that is no great loss. We have plenty of intersectional artists to replace them with. Ticket sales may be a little down, but that is a small price to pay for progressive freedom.’
‘If we do ever show work that you feel does not embrace all current woke standards, please get in touch and we will do our best to rectify the situation.’
This is a call for artists to examine and respond to the lockdown that we are all experiencing. Dissenting voices are silenced, so it falls to artists to provide a critique. Maybe lockdown is a great idea, more likely it isn’t, but let’s at least discuss it.
Please submit up to 3 works. Images must be under 5MB each. If possible please name the files with their title, your name and their dimensions.
The exhibition will be held in a virtual gallery, so we can only accept 2D works.
There is no fee to submit, works do not have to be for sale. Fitzrovia Circle takes a 35% commission on any sales.
Works should be submitted by email to email@example.com with a short artist’s statement.
The mayor of London has announced a commission to look at ‘diversity in the public realm’. The blurb states ‘London is one of the most diverse cities in the world, with more than 300 languages spoken every day. Yet its statues, plaques and street names largely reflect a bygone era.‘ To which any right-thinking person says, of course, because statues, plaques and street names reflect the past. To try and change them is to erase history.
New statues, plaques and street names can reflect what the local communities democratically want. But to fiddle with the past is outrageous.