Will You Still Like Art After Relational Stalinism?

I don’t get it

Alexander Razin
SH0TGUN

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Image Credit: Fonds 21

Art has changed through the centuries. We started with paintings, arena fights, and musicals. Soon, they became animation, motion pictures and mp4 downloads.

So, as technology expands, experimenting occurs. Art, for instance, had many phases in the 20th century. Artists focused on realism to dadaism.

Fast-forward to the 21st century, everything is a mishmash of what came before. Today, anyone can input a phrase and create AI art. Of course, artists dislike it. But AI is here to stay.

Regardless, there is an art form AI can’t replicate: performance art.

Performance art is an intriguing concept. Its artists are unpredictable, as we’re unsure what they’ll create. An artist can make a performance where someone makes noises or strange movements and calls it a musical. Unexpecting guests will see it, thinking it’s Hamilton.

Relational Stalinism — The Musical feels that way. In 2016, Michael Portnoy (the Soy Bomb Guy) hired actors to portray his concept in musical form.

Contrary to the name, Portnoy’s concept is a dictatorial approach to art. Portnoy can reform the aesthetics by working against the promise of an art piece this way. As a result, the artwork’s democratic magic will…

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Alexander Razin
SH0TGUN

Aficionado and connoisseur of obscure and experimental music, movies, and TV. Fictional and nonfictional pieces have their place here, too