Send As SMS

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Interviews with Stuckists

Brian Sherwin, writing for, has conducted interesting interviews with Stuckist co-founder and artist Charles Thomson, and New York painter Terry Marks. When asked by Sherwin if "people once again have faith in the revolutionary power of art" due to groups of artists like the Stuckists, Thomson replied:
"Revolution for its own sake is a bad thing. Revolution is only valid if there is a situation that needs to be changed, which happens to be the case at the moment. A lot of people have found Stuckism inspiring, because it shows that artists can assert themselves without any backing or establishment approval. That is a very good thing because it is empowering and affirms people's trust in themselves. Stuckism has been very clear about its agenda from the outset to effect a change."