"... the most important thing is to organize, and now appears the idea of organization as the idea of sculpture, as the idea of design, as the idea of molding and sculpturing the society." – Joseph Beuys

Role of the Artist

Artists are largely shut out of the political process. While our ideas are stimulants for the transformation of society, which mold its thoughts and shape the world in which we live, we are essentially excluded from the national discourse. Our nation has a great propensity for overlooking the role of the artist and the importance of culture. It is disinterested in this perspective, frightened in fact, and is likely to consider the contemporary artist an irrelevant member of a degenerate subculture better seen and not heard.

Only on condition of a radical widening of definition will it be possible for art and activities related to art provide evidence that art is now the only evolutionary-revolutionary power. Only art is capable of dismantling the repressive effects of a senile social system that continues to totter along the deathline. To dismantle and deconstruct in order to rebuild a dynamic social organism as a work of art - this is the goal of the Experimental Party.

Our society will only overcome the repression of our post-apocalyptic reality when every living person becomes a creator, an active member of this social organism. We have grown morally and spiritually weak from our indifference to art and to the artist. The artist stands for transformation, concern for the existential condition, extreme states of subjective experience, those values that were essential to the visionary aspirations of the now forgotten avant-garde. Their aspirations must be preserved!

Experimental National Committee | Washington, DC
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