During my years in art school, I noticed two kinds of students. One had real talent and the other was rich kids who didn’t want to go to a four-year college and thought they could draw. Those were the ones who created bullshit “art” professors would stand in front of and intellectualize over. Performance art was the worst.
When those “artists” got out of school, they’d always seem to find funding.
Here’s one source….
The National Endowment for the Arts distributed $1.4 million in special “stimulus” grants to 37 private nonprofit “arts” organizations located in the City of San Francisco, most of which is represented by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi, however, had no role at all in determining who would win these grants or whether such grants would be distributed in her city.
“Art” like this….
In the first hour of the performance, the experience is purely voyeuristic, as the ethno-cyborgs create slow motion emblematic tableaux variants.
Our ritualized actions sample and mix radical political imagery, religious iconography, ‘extreme’ pop culture, sports, racially orientated fashion and theatricalized sexuality. Symbolic sexuality is everywhere. Some performers feel inclined to eroticize political violence and even war, while other utilize performative sexuality as syntax to gel religion and politics, or as a means to invert power relations and media images of demonized ‘Otherness.’
— La Poche Nostra, description of live performance
Sounds like bullshit to me, and we get to pay for this as well.