Monday, May 19, 2008

Malcolm McLaren / David Byrne

Photographs by fashionartedit

Malcolm McLaren + David Byrne. Drink The New Wine. S/S 2008.
excerpted text:

"Contemporary art curators seem to be preoccupied today with trying to get away from showing art as a commodity. The art has a kind of 'Not For Sale' look. This fascinates me, when one thinks of the social and political climate now." (Malcolm McLaren)

"Do you mean that curators are reacting to the boom in the art market and huge sales figures in contemporary art by encouraging and supporting work that can't be sold or is intangible? I remember when the conceptual artists in the late 60's and 70's did something similar. Land art, and body art as well. It all seemed to saying, as if on a dare, 'OK, buy THIS!'" (David Byrne)

"Be it pop music or contemporary art. I am having struggle with the marriage of both, whether it be for stage or as platform for art. It's an interesting time to consider ideals. Something that's been lost for a while. " (Malcolm McLaren)

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