|Diržys Redas „Manifestai”. Užpildo manifestas|
Užpildas – tai ideali terpė iš anksto numatytoms žvaigždėms sužibėti
Užpildas visuomet didžiuojas žvaigždžių kaimynyste.
Užpildas privalo būti kokybiškas, tiksliai atliktas, neišsišokantis.
Užpildas niekuomet neteigia savęs – jis teigia kuratorių ir žvaigždes.
Užpildas visa tai suriša į viena.
Sunaikinkime užpildą, ir žvaigždės pabirs ant dulkėtų grindų kaip parūdiję skardelės!
AR TU IŠ TIESŲ NORI TAPTI UŽPILDU?
[Redas Diržys, 2004]
It’s now becoming more and more evident that art history has only one mission – to defend some big collections of rich museums and personas that’ll loose their treasures if the system failed. The entire industry of star making was created to organize a strictly functional price-value system. A very important part of the system is the strategy of showing a few stars in a context of well prepared and proportionally weighed “filling”. What is the concept of “filling” and how it happen that Eastern European countries contributed the vast majority of that?
First of all, behind the Iron Curtain every scrap of information about Western movements (in the mainstream of course: rock, pop music, abstract expressionism, pop and minimal art) were treated like a kind of ultimate freedom. Even the formal abstract picture was a radical gesture in the Soviet society. So after the collapse of the system all the vanguard artists and activists flooded to the West and they soon realized how obsolete and naïve they are in the context of the western theoretical jugglery. Only few lucky souls from the communist camp succeed in building careers, because of the clever strategy of applying a Soviet style according to Western stereotypes filling already existing folders. Another step was reorganization of the national systems into pro-Western one, with the help of ideology instead of historical survey. A great job was done with the help of networks of international foundations. They really created well-organized system, provided good taste, politically correct and undistinguished products, perfect for filling any big show.
The filling is a perfect setting for predetermined stars to be shown in.
The filling is very proud to stooge around the stars.
The filling should be perfect, qualitative and inconspicuous.
The filling never represents itself – it represents curators and the stars.
The filling holds them together.
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BECOME FILLING?
Redas Diržys, 2004]