SARAH CHOMKO

 

MANIFESTO


I am for an art, object, image, text, concept, that is:

honest but not earnest
absurd but also meaningful
self-referential but not self-absorbed
truth-to-materials but also artifice and alchemy
contradiction: that is but also is not
handmade and inspired but also readymade and appropriated
playful but not frivolous
clever and intellectual but also modest and accessible
deliberate and sincere but also facetious
seductive and suggestive but not slutty or shocking
physical, visual, and beautiful but also ephemeral, conceptual, and intriguing
subversive but also conservative
naive and credulous but also perceptive and critical
grand intentions but also beautiful failure
relevant but also irreverent
in short: brilliant and witty.