JULY 9th – AUG 15th, 2015
SFAQ [Project] Space
Opening Reception: July 9th, 7-10pm

Curated by Marcella Faustini



Why is this guy blew?

Where do rabbit come from?

Why does glad evil people a list?



About 731,000 artists face acute art insecurity, the vast majority internally depressed, while an additional 2.3 million people are at risk of sliding into the same situation. This brings the number of people in need of creative and emotional support to 3 million. There have been some improvements in art security in the north where weed quality has been above normal. Southern and central regions have also seen improvements, but continue to be the epicentre of the crisis. This reduction in acute art insecurity cannot be equated to a sustainable turnaround as seasonal fluctuations are common.

Bad art rates remain stubbornly high with nearly 203,000 acutely bad works requiring emergency talent supplement, mainly due to lack of access to coolness, revolutionary infrastructure and career indifference. About 38,000 artworks are severely talent-lacking and need life-saving creative treatment and therapeutic critique.


An artist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of art by an art system. The term applies to all art people (i.e., people of aesthetic tendencies ) living in the artworld, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, uncreative people cannot be artists, because they do not have the power to back up their aesthetic choices, impulses, or acts of alleged creativity.

BAD ART is a term created and used by art people to deny their art privilege. Those in denial use the term bad art to refer to hostile behavior by uncreative people toward arts, and to pro-art policies, which allegedly give ‘preferential treatment’ to art people. In the U.S., there is no such thing as ‘bad art’.

Non-artist is a non-term. The term was created by artists to deny responsibility for systemic art, to maintain an aura of innocence in the face of art oppression, and to shift responsibility for that oppression from art to uncreative people (called “blaming the bad art”). Responsibility for perpetuating and legitimizing an artist system rests both on those who actively maintain it, and on those who refuse to challenge it. Collecting is consent.


Twice a day the city art center closed to kill artists. Over a hundred artists a day FOR YEARS. The artists were crammed as many as possible in small cages on wheels that were then wheeled into the kill chamber. From the outside, you could hear the artists screaming as they were being killed inside the chamber. Their bodies were then dumped at the auction house. Over and over I heard how many of those dumped artists were still alive, some able to struggle out of the preview area to die who knows where elsewhere.

From time to time there was an editorial comment in the local newspaper on how many artists were killed in the city art center but it wasn’t until November 14, 2004 when the local newspaper ran a front page article detailing the horrors of San Francisco’s city art center that some of the desperately needed changes at the city art center began. For all of the changes that have taken place over the last three years, including allowing volunteers to work inside the city art center, the city art center holds over 500 artists daily average, kills over 80 artists daily average, allows only a very small number of those hundreds of artists the opportunity to be exhibited.


Don’t laugh at them!

Artists are highly intelligent people whose senses have evolved to look through the veil. We are all being experimented on. It’s all a charade. Your friends. Your family. Everyone around you, are just pretending to be your friends to get close enough to keep watch on you. They are getting paid to be your jailers. They are not your friends! They are not your family! The stupid may fall for this, but the intelligent – those with super-senses – will notice how dubiously coincidental it all is. Maybe you are searching for something on Google, but the top ten hits will only tell you what they want you to hear: That you’re crazy. Funny, because just yesterday your physician hinted at the same thing.

They pretend like it’s all in your head, and meanwhile they’re reporting your abnormal behavior to their superiors, and adapting their tactics! Never tell them anything! Never show them that you know! Hopefully you are safe from brainwave scanning, so that you can plot your escape from their prison in your head.

Look for the signs on the TV and the internet and what they tell you, and then try to do the opposite. Break away from their shackles! Do what they tell you that you must never do, because that’s the way out!



Mark Flood, 2015


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