AHH2: Love the ART HATE - Art Hate Graphics 1972 - 2010
Collected work from artist and provovateur Billy childish. Posted by Tessa on 28 March 2011
Lies, truth and fiction combine forces against reality: ART HATE is a non-organised, semi-fictional movement against art that utilises the corruptive systems and devices of art and publishing to propound and debunk its own ideology - thus creating a massive combustion of meaning and some fantastic propaganda posters as part of a National Art Hate Week Campaign.
National Art Hate Week is a seething critical mass that sprang, initially at least, from the hands of Billy Childish, prolific painter, poet, punk and self-proclaimed hero of the British art resistance movement. It's this concept of disorganised, ramshackle creativity that's key to National Art Hate Week: "I was making a series of new posters and just liked the way the words 'art' and 'hate' fitted together," Childish says, perhaps a mite disingenuously. The notion of turning the slogan into a national week apparently didn't occur until Steve Lowe, "chief engineer" of the L-13 Light Industrial Workshop gallery, and Jimmy Cauty, former half of art pop agitators the KLF, collaboratively spurred him on.
art-hate [ahrt heyt]
1. (Always all in capitals) a style of the fine arts defined by the perpetual and inexplicable hatred of all art.
2. (Sometimes all in capitals) to dislike art intensely or passionately; feel an extreme aversion for art or extreme hostility towards art; detest art, its creators and viewers.