From the last class, I understand that manifesto is a list of promises that a politician usually make to get the interests of people. It is a way of advertising them self.
So what is an Art manifesto?
Am I selling art? am I selling my art? What can I promise you about art? How can I promise anything about art when art does not have limits?
Confusion. confusion. Confusion.
If CLAES OLDENBURG l Am for an Art (1961) is an Art manifesto, Art manifesto is an description to what art is for him.
let’s go with that idea in a slam poem style:
Get lost in art
Find yourself in art
it provides you with the means to reach your dreams
Colors will disperse
from your hands
Reaching the blank minds
that has become numb, from everyday life
Black and whites
Anyone can do it
Joins us to see the world on canvases
Watch us as we depict the youth in uniform
smiling teens, oh how they are adorned
88cm by 88cm
Ink on propaganda
Art by central government
Because art is a lie that enables us to realize the truth
^ this i believe was Pablo picasos’ quote
finished off with a degree
Learning to believe
That art is free
When really “we can’t afford to art”
Forget your heart
And they say art isn’t for the luxury
^^ This particular one was inspired by what my host family had said. He believe that the money was the leading forces of art and even if we don’t want to admit it, it was the truth.
I had told him that “that’s such a sad thing to say”
because I believe
art is what we need
its culture, its our dreams
free to express and address to be freed
its a mirror that helps reflect the world clearer
art is the cure
to make our life better