Rafael Lozano-Hemmer on Sun, 6 May 2001 23:59:43 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-bold] OK ART Manifesto

OK ART Manifesto
by Susie Ramsay and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

1. "OK art" is an OK idea, --not great, but not bad either.

2. OK artists make OK art.

3. OK artists really want to make great art, they shoot for the 
stars, but their work ends up being just OK. OK artists are OK with 

4. Art enthusiasts and cynics alike, leave an OK art exhibition 
saying "that was OK". No one is blown away but they don't feel 
cheated either.

5. OK art will probably not make it into art history; although 
someone in the future might find an OK artwork and think "this isn't 
so bad."

6. "Different" and "interesting" are two adjectives often overheard 
at OK art exhibitions.

7. OK artists are OK with bad reviews, but naturally they prefer good 
reviews and they keep those and post them on the internet.

8. It's a good idea to call yourself an OK artist before somebody else does.

9. Ambitious, megalomaniac artists feel great relief when they accept 
they're just OK.

10. OK ideas are defended passionately but not more than that.

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12. OK art is unlikely to be over or underrated.

13. We hate artists that are A-OK, those bastards!

14. There is no point in making an OK art movement, although fleeting 
consideration of the concept would be OK.

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