Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Fuck Art, Stephen Harper Does
Harper used his party's funding cuts to arts programs to make an unapologetic appeal to working-class Canadians...
"I think when ordinary working people come home, turn on the TV and see a gala of a bunch of people - you know, at a rich gala all subsidized by taxpayers claiming their subsidies aren't high enough when they know those subsidies have actually gone up - I'm not sure that's something that resonates with ordinary people," Harper said.
So that means, my dear fellow Canadian bloggers...Mister Anchovy ...not only is your art studio, and your wife's art studio a waste of time...you just made a music room. Nope...no music room for you!
Stephen Harper says you stink.
And what about Canuck Hockey Girl and Wandering Coyote...I understand you two lovely women have tattoos. Did you know your tattoos, the colours of ink, the images and references in tats have their history associated with the vast history of image making from cave paintings in Lascaux and every painter that laboured over mixing colours and dyes. Contemporary tattoo art relies heavily on all the experimentation and drafting of perspective in drawing especially of the Renaissance.
Stephen Harper has just told you your own tattoos do not resonate with you.
What about Tim Noonan? Should he now quit his job teaching anything to do with art for his elementary school students. Tim, throw away your blog!
Stephen Harper implies learning about art is not relevant.
The last time I looked these four bloggers were ordinary citizens. Just these four bloggers have had art resonate so intensely in their life that they have designated special areas of their homes to art, they have endured painful piercings and inks on their bodies to show how "they get art", and have dedicated their job to sharing lessons in art making.
Should we really fuck art? Or is it maybe that what actually doesn't resonate is Stephen Harper?