Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Critics

most critics know almost nothing about art because they constantly use the criteria of the past
when art is obviously an experimental thing that happens only in the present
so that the critic is always necessarily at best one step behind

the argument would be that there are laws
and archetypes
that are the critics heuristic bag

well that is true
and in this way innovation can be measured
but still when something truly new and important comes along

the critics are almost always at a loss
but of course
just because the critics are at a loss doesn't mean something interesting is happening