This sculpture by Darren Bader, owned by the New York-based designer Andrew Ong. The work is "‘activated" by putting guacamole into the sound hole of a French horn. (via NYTimes)
in an effort to understand the ever changing context of contemporary art, we suggest a gamut of equally possible aesthetic options.
so, here is a new art category: man-made —as they say— marketable, sale-able, buy-able, highly collect-able. this is the first obvious tier. in addition, this form exhibits secondary distinct notes:
*high resistance to flow,
*thickness of purpose,
*a syrupy sentimentality (to exceed the already twitted),
we call it bullshit art.º
tautological and succinct in its emptiness, bullshit art is almost axiomatic,
you just know it when you see it.
º the "bullshit" prefix is not derogatory, but rather descriptive (since the broader the evaluation the better the norm). the category summarizes a trend of very bad art and should be -unapologetically- used.