Here is an excerpt from the D.E.S. Report on Protoartistic Trends Vol.1 No.2, issued on 9 February 2016. The full report can be downloaded as a PDF file from the link(s) below.
Important Information About Art V1.01
Collated and presented by Stuart Dummit, D.E.S. Chief of Propaganda
(All assertions must be taken within the proper context for accurate deconstruction and absorption.)
6. Art is easily confused with artifice.
7. Craft is often misidentified as art.
8. Byproducts of artistic behavior are often confused with artifacts.
9. Art does not come into being by mere statement.
10. Art has nothing intrinsically to do with beauty.
11. Emotion and art are linked but not necessarily coexistent.
13. Art in its highest form transcends culture.
14. Art tends to be culture bound.
15. “Good” and “bad” are not terms that effectively apply to art.
16. Art is intuitive.
17. Art must be learned.
40. Art engages awareness.
41. Art is humorous.
42. Art is serious.
43. Art is enlightening.
44. Art is horrifying.
45. Public art propagates the public’s misunderstanding of art’s function.
46. The use of the term “art,” like “god,” “sex,” and “war,” will often result in catastrophic misunderstandings.
47. Belief in art as a thing unto itself is destructive and ignorantly myopic.
48. The monetization of the byproducts of artistic behavior removes the essential qualities of art from those byproducts.
49. Artifacts are byproducts of human behavior and can contain elements of art, but it is not a given.
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©2016 Stuart Dummit, D.E.S. Chief of Propaganda