Art Thoughtz – Meet the Ali G of Arts

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Yo, what’s up, Internet? Ya boy Hennesy Youngman is in da house to talk art and give you cats some advice.

“Hennesy Youngman (played by artist Jayson Musson) offers screamingly funny and sometimes sharply critical observations on the art world in the form of instructional videos“, writes Art in America. “Topics range from the perils of copying Bruce Nauman (“You into torture? Shit, I’m into torture. Shit, you know what? Too bad. Bruce Nauman, he owns torture!”), to understanding relational esthetics, to how to be a successful artist. 21 videos have been posted, all in the same genre, some purportedly responding to requests and comments from viewers.
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The works recall Alex Bag’s 1995 video Fall 95, in which an art student gradually grows up over the course of her eight semesters at the School of Visual Arts, but Youngman assumes the voice of a supposed outsider to the art world. This aspect of the work recalls the 2009 art-world spoof (Untitled), whose protagonist, an avant-garde composer, finds his way into a wacky contemporary art scene populated by YBA knockoffs and a cynical, sexually voracious dealer. Musson’s blackness allows for added polemics.

In a recent e-mail conversation, Youngman offered AiA some information about his background, sympathized with arts writers, and confirmed that artists are not real people.” Read on over here.

ART THOUGHTZ: How to Make an Art

WUTUP EVERYBODY, THIS THE PHARAOH HENNESSY, BACK WITH YOUR BEST INTERESTS IN MIND. WHO NEEDS CRITICAL THEORY WHEN A LITTLE BIT OF SOME PRACTICAL TYPE ADVICE WILL HELP YA’LL OUT MORE, RIGHT INTERNET? LET’S GO!

SWAG.

ART THOUGHTZ: Curators

WHATUP WWW! LET THE BOY HENROCK HIP YOU TO THE PROPER DIALECTICS YA’LL WILL NEED WHEN DEALING WITH CURATORS, THOSE SPECIAL FOLK WHO HOLD THE MAGIC KEY TO THE HALLOWED CONFINES OF THE WHITE CUBE! LET’S GET IT!

ART THOUGHTZ: Relational Aesthetics

WHAT UP INTERNET. THIS YA BOY HENNESSY YOUNGMAN, AND TODAY I WANTED TO MOVE BACK INTO THEORY A LITTLE BIT AND INTRODUCE AND EXPLAIN THIS THING CALLED RELATIONAL AESTHETICS TO YA’LL. U KNOW I LOVE YOU INTERNET, AND AM JUST TRYING TO ENWISEN YOU TO THESE IMPORTANT CONCEPTS THAT BE SCULPTING THE INTELLECTUAL FRAMEWORK OF YOUR WORLD. LET’S GO!

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