29 Facts About Art manifesto


An art manifesto is a public declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of an artist or artistic movement.

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The manifesto gives a means of expressing, publicising and recording ideas for the artist or art group—even if only one or two people write the words, it is mostly still attributed to the group name.

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Since the founding manifesto did not contain a positive artistic programme, the Futurists attempted to create one in their subsequent Technical Manifesto of Futurist Painting.

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Extracts from the Vorticists' BLAST Art manifesto were published in their magazine Blast, number 1, on June 20, 1914, and then in Blast, number 2, in July 1915.

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Second Dada Art manifesto was recited by Tristan Tzara at the Salle Meise on March 23, 1918, and published in Dada, No 3.

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Towards a Free Revolutionary Art manifesto was written by surrealist Andre Breton and Marxist Leon Trotsky as a reaction against the Soviet Union's mandated art.

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CoBrA Art manifesto, titled La cause etait entendue, written by Christian Dotremont, and signed by Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Asger Jorn, and Joseph Noiret in 1948.

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Refus global was an anti-establishment and anti-religious manifesto released on August 9, 1948, in Montreal by a group of sixteen young Quebecois artists and intellectuals known as les Automatistes, led by Paul-Emile Borduas.

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The Art manifesto espousing this was issued May 17, 1960, and reprinted in Internationale Situationniste number 4 in June 1960.

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Art manifesto ends with an affirmation that he is "ready to dive into the void".

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Full title of the manifesto is "Maintenance Art—Proposal for an Exhibition"; it is considered a seminal document of feminist art.

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Art manifesto helped organise international shows of black artists and wrote influential manifestos.

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The manifesto stated the groups objectives to be the development of a new African American art, involving social responsibility, community artistic involvement and promotion of pride in Black identity.

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Art manifesto's then attended AWC meetings, which had men and women members, and became part of WAR, which was an offshoot.

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Art manifesto's did her own confrontational body art, with a philosophy of "Feminist Actionism", inviting people to touch her in the street.

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Art manifesto's issued "written manifestos predicting with vengeance the future of women's art" and "made important theoretical contributions to communicating a personal feminism in performance.

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Art manifesto's felt that it was important politically to create art.

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In 1975 Francois Pluchart promoted the first Body Art manifesto show at the Galerie Stadler in Paris, with work from 21 artists, including Marcel Duchamp, Chris Burden and Katharina Sieverding.

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The manifesto rejects "department store" art and "elitist" gallery art, as well as sophistication and skill which are "easily obtainable.

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Art manifesto's idea was that other bands round the world should call themselves White Colours and other magazines be titled Smile.

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The Stuckists Art manifesto has become well known, though most others have achieved little individual reputation or impact.

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Stuckists have grown in eleven years from 13 artists in London to 209 groups in 48 countries, and claim, "Stuckism is the first significant art movement to spread via the Internet" The first 3 points of their numbered eponymous manifesto proclaim "a quest for authenticity", "painting is the medium of self discovery" and "a model of art which is holistic".

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Resurrection of Beauty Art manifesto was first published in 2010 by Galerie Provocatrice in Amsterdam for a related exhibit and film premiere.

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Two central lines from the manifesto are: "Beauty is the purpose of art, just as a building is the purpose of architecture" and "The utility of art is to inform us of Beauty, just as the utility of science is to inform us of truth.

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Manifesto on filmmaking written by former Stuckist painter, photographer and filmmaker Jesse Richards that like the closely related Remodernism Art manifesto, calls for a "new spirituality", but in this instance, in relation to cinema.

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The Art manifesto proclaims a spiritual film to be "not about religion.

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Point 4 of the Art manifesto discusses Japanese aesthetics in relation to the idea of Remodernist film: "The Japanese ideas of wabi-sabi and mono no aware (the awareness of the transience of things and the bittersweet feelings that accompany their passing), have the ability to show the truth of existence, and should always be considered when making the remodernist film".

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The manifesto criticizes filmmakers that shoot on video, arguing that film, particularly Super-8 film "has a rawness, and an ability to capture the poetic essence of life, that video has never been able to accomplish" and criticizes Stanley Kubrick's work, as being "dishonest and boring", as well as Dogme 95's "pretentious checkist" of rules.

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The manifesto was recently translated into Turkish and published by the film website Bakiniz, and is being translated into Polish and published by the Polish underground art and culture magazine, RED.

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