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Friday, January 18, 2019

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Friday, January 11, 2019

What's the real cost of a B.F.A, in terms of a future as a mental health consumer, given the false impression Contemporary NZ art promotes, when the market is flooded with subsidized work, that won't announce itself.

    Every year I think, What's the real cost of a B.F.A, in terms of a future as a mental health consumer, given the false impression Contemporary NZ art promotes, when the market is flooded with subsidized work, that won't announce itself. Should I go down and stand in front of the Universities, and hand out flyers? I'm such a wanker anyway right? But I do wonder and feel like shit, as this machine rolls on. Where's the conscience?
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    • Wells Tao And since this complaint will be filed under incurable romantic, let's see picture posted below of Bath rooms designed by people who clean them.
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  • Max Oettli The FA in B or M apparently stands for Fuck All..
    • Wells Tao wow that's like so original, thanks for pulling up the rear
  • Wells Tao Max Oettii, can I show you a tiny little fiddle
  • Wells Tao and play it for you
  • Wells Tao endlessly like the perfect whine
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  • Erica Duthie But the cost seems bearable for the benefit of meeting likeminded souls and realising there were other 'resistors' out there. This kinship for me at least has been worth gold and given me the camaraderie to risk take and dig deeper onto my oddball path than I might have otherwise....
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  • Wells Tao Spoken like a good capitalist Apologist! I'm sorry Erica but really, do you hear yourself defending this shit! Are you not more likely to be striking a contrary view in the name of fairness that unfortunately according to grammatical rules perpetuates the acceptance of capitalism. Join me in the Anger against capitalism, strike not at one who would strike it down. Join and celebrate WITH ME
  • Wells Tao Max Oettli so predictable, it's like a disney movie
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  • Jean E Loomis Society is warped, everything is dominated by the economy. Politics has been captured and the cultural dimension has been reduced to prostitution. If you want financial success and recognition now as an artist then you have to play the game. I no longer give a shit about any of it because it's not why I make Art.
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    • Wells Tao Spoken like a good capitalist Apologist! I'm sorry Jean but really, do you hear yourself defending this shit! Are you not more likely to be striking a contrary view in the name of fairness that unfortunately according to grammatical rules perpetuates the acceptance of capitalism. Join me in the Anger against capitalism, strike not at one who would strike it down. Join and celebrate WITH ME
  • Wells Tao Spoken like a good capitalist Apologist! I'm sorry Ngārongo Phillips but really, do you hear yourself defending this shit! Are you not more likely to be striking a contrary view in the name of fairness that unfortunately according to grammatical rules perpetuates the acceptance of capitalism. Join me in the Anger against capitalism, strike not at one who would strike it down. Join and celebrate WITH ME
  • Wells Tao Spoken like a good capitalist Apologist! I'm sorry Rosa Eglanteria but really, do you hear yourself defending this shit! Are you not more likely to be striking a contrary view in the name of fairness that unfortunately according to grammatical rules perpetuates the acceptance of capitalism. Join me in the Anger against capitalism, strike not at one who would strike it down. Join and celebrate WITH ME
  • Wells Tao Spoken like a good capitalist Apologist! I'm sorry Lawrence O Aotearoa but really, do you hear yourself defending this shit! Are you not more likely to be striking a contrary view in the name of fairness that unfortunately according to grammatical rules perpetuates the acceptance of capitalism. Join me in the Anger against capitalism, strike not at one who would strike it down. Join and celebrate WITH ME
  • Wells Tao Your indulgences in sentimentality with me here, are not appreciated! Move somewhere else with that shit. I'm doing something else here. Filling up with more love than the shit I'm handed at this store.
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    • Wells Tao shit ask yourselves, are you the one that friends some Venture shark hidden in some third world internet barn, where the person immediately starts wanting to do business with you. Are you the week link, that friends this guy, so when he asks to friend me, I look at your picture and thinking, yeah I can trust you, friend this, what obviously looks like a pain in the arse.
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Thursday, January 3, 2019

I think what I totally forget that there is a dominating mastery style of artistry, that is so cynical defeated lazy and self fish, you know the everyday capitalist realist, that I get tricked into 'being like them' fucked, but then I remember I'm at war with them, and they've tricked me with their warfare, where my mind meets reality. But it's good to see what the dominant mood matches up with, slow grind apocalypse or radically positive and constructive. With my work, for example, I hope that the line that I draw, is blaringly obvious.



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Wells Tao $65 a month for a NZ News paper subscription. Hell of a price for a fire starter. Hello capitalism good bye newspapers as the 'thinking women's/ men's voice of democracy in the marketplace'. Hello silence. Just who pays $65 for thirty papers, when I can buy a box of 32 fire starters for two dollars, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Digital rules

Whiteness and Arts total lack of economic transparency.


    We've All Written Our Novels on the Benefit
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    • Wells Tao Wells Tao Art Galleries with their white walls, I think practice what they would call an "unconscious bias" but I would call more like a conscious nationalistic fascist thuggery, racism in it's overall dominance as a 'back drop' to art works. While aesthetically I am greatly attracted to this practice, I only need to remember my avant-garde socialist training in the arts, through the cream of NZ Early education in the arts, primary, intermediate, high school, university.

      (That art is a part of culture and culture has both a local and international context, that white walls are meant to indicate, but can not stand for. And they've been made to stand for, as if the white wall was a human golden crown, effecting us all with it's seal of approval. Clean, scientific, clear. The future of us all separated so we could get a glimpse, in all the chaos of the bits that reveal the fractal pattern of where you fit. A tautology where roles are equal so reversible. This is as real as it needs to be, where I trade with you a construct that is not me, but a role I understand how to pley. The practice of public universities, and public art galleries is that they have stupidly said that while we'll acknowledge our power to abuse the ability of erasing context and manufacturing greatness, in this glamour manufacturer of approved culture, these walls will remain white, 95% of the time, cause we rule. We will also refuse to alter any of our practices, other than for a selected manority of "challengers' who will be accepted cause they fit the ticket. It's white walls all round boys, watch me give the ol baby a twirl, see how she sparkles, it's as if Apollo it self was set to a dancing like a white skip over the Blue Nile, and we stare into the sun, long enough to smell smoke)

      I've got top dog for different reasons in each of these arena's but I've been knocked out of subservient passive dominance into a realm of language, combat by black and white words, said in time, meaning particular ideas. As stupid as I am, I've taken on 'opposition' in the media and publicly and personally, and wiped the floor with them, with my self, embarrassingly so, like I've had to help them off the floor for eating their own arses, while I talked through mine. And I do this with out the help of a raised I.Q or multi syllable'd words, but timing. Timing and knowing what the fuck I was doing. Feeling it in my bones, in every fiber of my being. Always up for learning and finding out who is right. I love changing my story, my pleasure is greatly attached to the power I've associated with the proximity of relative truth to ones own path.

      (The above is a show of protest, against Facebook ruling that a picture showing the breasts of writer Eve Babits as she is photographed playing chess with Duchamp (often seen through the glass of the work, "Large Glass'.) is not allowed, and they even went so far as to suggest that there was a person involved and that their one complaint meant that I was on trial, in a trial where I could only accept guilty or loose my access. I mean how many levels of Irony can exist and for someone not get mad at a supid response? ) Fuck you Facebook
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  • Wells Tao Whiteness and Arts total lack of economic transparency. Performative philosophy and the alternative historical discourse of actual visible economics In art. A new publication by Tao Wells about a total lack of economic transparency for the Aristocracy of NZ Contemporary art, University Art School Top Dogs. As historical and present practice.
  • Wells Tao Chris Kraus : Wait do you have a closing statement?

    Tao Wells : no, not really, Oh: "It's not the white, it's not a white cube kind of, I'm not a white cube kind of guy, I don't think you can be a white cube guy if you are an immigrant." Thats a


    Chris: Jorge Pardo, yeah

    Tao: from your book

    Chris: Jorge Pardo

    Audience: you still have ten minutes

    Tao: we've still got ten minutes

    Chris: Oh, we still have ten minutes, ok great. Yeah so Jorge Pardo

    Tao: yeah, ok I could relate to that, I'm an immigrant and being an immigrant you don't (immediately) identify with the nationalism propaganda, advertising, the every day existence of this single body that you have to belong to and I find that there is a huge correlation between the asceticism of the clean white cube and the national fever, the abstract singular mono conception of an identity, there seems to be a correlation, not just those, but the extremism.

    Because I belong to at least two cultures that I know of, I'm an American as well.

    https://taowells.blogspot.com/.../chris-kraus-tao-wells...
  • Chris Kraus/ Tao Wells - conversation transcript
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    Chris Kraus/ Tao Wells - conversation transcript
    Chris Kraus/ Tao Wells - conversation transcript