MANIFESTO

 
 
no, i will not pay a fee to submit work.

no, i will not submit an artist statement.

no, i will not submit a resumé.

no, i will not submit a curriculum vitae.

no, i will not submit a cover letter.

no, i will not work as an unpaid intern.
 
 
no, one’s work is not better because it is in a gallery.

no, one’s work is not better because it receives “likes” on social media.

no, one’s work is not better because it has sold for “x” amount of money.

no, attending an artist residency does not make one’s work better.

no, having a BFA does not make one’s work better.

no, having a MFA does not make one’s work better.

no, having a PHD does not make one’s work better.

no, the name of one university is not better than another.

no, one’s work is not better because they live/work in the USA.

no, one’s work is not better because they live/work in NYC.

no, one’s work is not better because they live/work in LA.

no, one’s work is not better because it was featured in an art fair.

no, one’s work is not better because it was featured in a biennial.

no, being an international artist is no longer relevant.
 
 
the art object may contain meaning.

the art object may contain content.

the art object does not possess morals.

the art object may instill new morals in the viewer.

the art object may be censored because of morality.

the art object may determine the value of itself.

the age of the art object may determine value.

the condition of the art object may determine value.

the art object may increase in value.

the art object may decrease in value.

the monetary value of an art object may affect it’s perceived cultural value.

the demand for the art object affects its value.

the ephemeral nature of an art object may determine value.

the value of an art object is a variable, while the object itself is the constant.

the art object does not lie.

the art object may possess deceptive qualities.

the art object’s contents may portray a lie.
 
 
the viewer may make assumptions as to the morals of the artist.

the viewer’s feelings about an art object may be caused by their morals.

the viewer may determine the value of an art object.

the moral beliefs of the viewer may determine value.

the viewer determines an art object’s truths.

the viewer determines an art object’s lies.

the viewer may create a lie about the art object.

the viewer may create a lie about the artist.
 
 
the artist possesses morals.

the artist may provoke the viewer’s moral beliefs using an art object.

the artist may portray their own morals in an art object.

the artist may think about morality during the creative process.

the artist need not worry about morality when creating an art object.

the artist may be censored based on their morals.

the artist may include hints at moral issues and beliefs in an art object.

the artist may determine the value of an art object.

the age of the artist may determine the value of an art object.

the artist’s career may determine the value of an art object.

the moral beliefs of the artist may determine value.

the artist possesses the total freedom to lie.

the artist possesses the total freedom to create a lie.

the artist may disguise the art object’s original state.

the artist may disguise themselves.