About art and society..

Who could have imagined that, after the noble and revolutionary ideals that inspired the artistic avant-gardes of the early 20th century, we would end up with arte povera, new savages, neo, trans and post.

To the uplifting and forward-looking visions of the Modern Movement, multinational cultural corporations, exhibition curators and self-styled artists now give preference to speculation, hype and personalism that have little or nothing to do with real progress in art and culture.

Temporary art galleries and museums deal in ephemeral things that, with the help of complacent media, are passed off as things of value. Today’s wealthy collectors, largely status-hungry but spirit-poor new rich, would not be able to discern anyway.

As in the past, insiders ignore real artists because to us they could not tell the baloney they tell the public.

In today’s hectic and disruptive reality, art should help give new form to the most substantial aspects of existence, evoking a vision of the world that lasts longer than a couple of seasons. “Art must express the universal.” (Piet Mondrian) In progress