seriously, the guy has a point

“Seriously, the Guy Has a Point” — a blog post on the statues “Fearless Girl” vs. “Charging Bull” at Wall Street, New York City.

I got a link to said blog post over at Mastodon, attached with the comment:

I can see the guy’s point here, too. The artist of ‘Charging Bull’ has had the entire concept of his piece changed. I mean, you could also make the point that ‘a celebration of the power of the American people’ might also acknowledge those who get trampled under the hooves of progress…

I responded: I like the “guerilla capitalist art” part…

Replied: Yeah, isn’t ‘guerilla’ supposed to be the underdog tactic against the behemoth, though?

My comment: Yes of course guerilla is supposed to be the underdog tactic against the behemoth; but just as applicable, guerrilla is also the “anti-establishment” tactic against the “establishment”, for whatever values of “establishment” or “anti-establishment”…

[The establishment could be capitalist, the establishment could be communist, the establishment could be corporatist, the establishment could be populist, the establishment could be theocratic, the establishment could be technocratic… and so on and so forth…] [imho]

Either way though I personally approve of the Art World having this discussion. It opens up & exposes different points of view. We need more of that I think…


/ Link to original thread at Mastodon, April 2017.

/ cross-posted from my Tumblr blog: ferdifz.tumblr.com via IFTTT.

/ Originally posted on April 20, 2017 at 08:00PM. [Tumblr direct link]