….wild is the wind…creative freedom is the seed….
When asked by the powers that be to provide a statement by famous artist that support the global role of art in protest & free speech, this was my only “statement” I gave instead of getting Damien Hirst or anyone famous cos I could not be bothered with that! 🙂
I hope this is okay for me to speak on behalf of the many artists around the world:
“Artists make art. We don’t make statements about art. The art that we do inspires millions and billions to continue to voice their ideals in a way that better serves humanity. This is intrinsically what every artist on earth has committed to do. Some of us may become famous. Some of us may be anonymous artists who make graffiti arts around the world, but by the very nature of us being artists, we have committed to “furthering the human race” with the best of what our abilities/skills can provide. At other times we may be professors, teachers, nurses, doctors, lawyers, fruiterers, waitors, sports stars, rock stars, bureacrats,singers, mechanics, cleaners, accountants, consultants, housewives, retired, students, political prisoners, nobel prize winners, dishwashers, gypsies, cooks, cleaners, lifeguards etc…, but first and foremost once we are committed to our art…as means for human expression of love, hate, rebellion, dissent, peace, war, jealousy, sexuality, passion, tension, anxiety etc…..we become the very artists we were born to be because we were born with “The eye for aesthetic” and “The Passion for truth”.” Cecilia.W.Yu
After that please tell them, the Director of iProtest, Cecilia.W.Yu & Frankie Stein would like to request that those concerned about “credentials in the art world” to come to grips with the fundamental ideas of what makes a person an “artists” by reading this article: (artlyst article)
posted in the UK’s currently most visited Artists website (overtaking Saatchi Online since March 2011).
*** Why? Because there has never been an art movement on this planet in any part of the world where it is led by a “famous” known name…it has always been those who “Just got the art done.”
Afterwards…they may become Camile Claudelle, Freida Kahlo, Goya, Picassco, Renoir, Cezar Manrique, Caravaggio, MichelAngelo, etc….but right now, the things this planet need are all the “unknowns” that speak the truth for others around the planet in each their own local communities in every place around the world, talking to one another in a visual language that is timeless, wordless, ageless, raceless….just straight to the hearts & minds of our human mass unconscious!
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iProtest London 2012: See no evil, hear no evil, do no evil, Meditate Peace!