To justify artist's professional, parasitic and elite status in society,
To establish artist's nonprofessional status in society,
|Therefore, art must appear to be complex, pretentious, profound,
serious, intellectual, inspired, skillful, significant, theatrical,
It must appear to be caluable as commodity so as to provide the
artist with an income.
To raise its value (artist's income and patrons profit), art is made
to appear rare, limited in quantity and therefore obtainable and
accessible only to the social elite and institutions.
|Therefore, art-amusement must be simple, amusing, upretentious,
concerned with insignificances, require no skill or countless
rehersals, have no commodity or institutional value.
The value of art-amusement must be lowered by making it unlimited,
Fluxus art-amusement is the rear-guard without any pretention
Manifesto on Art / Fluxus Art Amusement by George Maciunas, 1965.
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