No this is not my manifesto, but does contain parts of the ideas of the manifesto to explain what I am talking about….
Our great visionaries have gone away… Our leaders are leading us to stray… We lost our past, and cant find our future. Our teachers are leading us to the edge of nothingness… inviting us to view what is new, but yet already done… our art is designed for us by those that have come before, but have yet to be known to the world… the mass media of today is so great that it is easy to miss what has come before and think of it as new and different. Copy machine artists who cut and paste their ideas in Photoshop fill our galleries, our walls, and our books with nothing new, just merely rearranged thoughts of our past with no vision for the future.
Our history books have been reduced to google searches on web sites built by those who have less understanding of the world of art than they do of the marriage problems of celebrities and rock stars. Their information is gathered by those that cut and paste parts of writings changing their meaning without understanding what they are reading, merely using them because they sound good….
Those that are part of the evolution are on the outside of the mainstream, in the small venues of the art world, making their own success as the galleries, museums, and institutions are afraid to take a chance on change and are not willing to be in the front running for the future of art. It is no longer the galleries and museums tell us what to buy, but the collectors telling the galleries what to show. For this our future is on hold and the visionaries of the art of tomorrow will have to wait..