[rumori] neoism

Steev Hise (steevATdetritus.net)
Sun, 21 Nov 1999 07:57:35 -0800 (PST)

Sun, 21 Nov 1999 found Nicola Battista writing:

>>Everybody's ignorant about something (at least). Now's my turn. What is
>one of a hundred fake "-ism"s ie artistic movements. In my hometown Pescara

i don't know if i'd call it "fake". Or are you saying all art movements
are "fake -isms"? That's surely not true. What is an "ism" anyway but a
label on which to pin some activities? even if it began as a joke, enough
has been said and written and done under the name Neoism that it has
become a "real" thing. I've known about it for years and I don't recall
it ever being described as something fake. It's no less real than Dada or
Futurism or Fluxus.

I'd say the only fake art movements (if there are any) are the ones
invented by critics rather than by the artists doing the stuff.

Stewart Home has a book that i've always wanted to read but havent gotten
around to, called "Neoism, Plagiarism & Praxis". Anyone read it and care
to comment?

>"Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief"

did bono really say that? weird....


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