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Last Moment of Modern Art?

October 1, 2017

THE LAST MINUTE OF MODERN ART (reprint from Musea)

Can CONCEPTUAL ART be used to end the abuses of conceptual art?

It all began this way. I was walking home from a taco place and thinking about Martin Creed and his Art Prize. He won the annual Turner Prize that goes to the best art work from a British artist yonger than 50. The prize was a check for $31,500 that was handed to him by Madonna.

And what was his art? Now this is hard to even say – even let the words sputter out of my mouth. The reason being I, too, am an artist. I have been one for decades, have studied and copied the masters, done work in almost every media (pencil, acrylics, and colored pencils are my favorites). And I worked hard to have some scope to my art whether portraits, landscapes, still lifes, abstracts, or just about everything in between. I love the stuff. I breathe art. I love to know everything there is to know about art and artists.

So what was HIS art? He got the yard-wide novelty check from Madonna (representing a couple years of my income) for his exhibit of flashing light bulbs in an empty room! (His previous works include a scrunched- up piece of paper and a ball of clay stuck to a wall).

British art curator Simon Wilson notes: “He wants to make art where he is doing as little as possible that is consistent with doing something. The fact that many people find his work so baffling indicates that he’s working on the edge.”
Oh I see. Now I am getting it. Now I am figuring out the “NEW” rules. Creed himself comments, “If I can make something without adding any objects, I feel more comfortable.”

And then it DAWNED ON ME. I would bring modern art to its end. I would suggest the ultimate. The ultimate in baffling minimalism. I would get the ‘plastic’ check from Madonna.

So on TUESDAY 1/08/02, at 1:30-1:40 PM, as I, Tom Hendricks, was walking home from the taco place, I took art to its ultimate. This was the last minute of modern art. It could go no further. Where Creed had flashing lights in an empty room, I would … IMAGINE A GALLERY IN MY MIND THAT WOULD HAVE NO LIGHTS ON AT ALL! And that moment marked the end of modern art.

For all information see: tomhendricks.us

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Banned Book Week – How About Banned Half of the Town – Dallas

September 30, 2017

This is my letter to Half Price Books, concerning their Banned Book Week Announcement.

Half of Dallas has been ‘banned’ . The 25 years of my zine Musea proves that.

Dear Half Price Books,

The perfect example of banned books is right here in Dallas.

Since 1992 the progressive arts and media zine, Musea, published monthly,

has been ‘banned’ from every media source in the city.

You probably have never heard coverage of any of our 200 issues

or the musicians, painters, writers, filmmakers, photographers, and indie media sources

we have talked about over the years.

You have probably not heard of the hundreds of progressive ideas in the arts and media

that Musea has suggested to improve every aspect of the arts and media.

The 200th issue of Musea was also an underground history of Dallas from 1992-2017.

Read 100 pages of the Dallas that has been ‘banned’.

200th Issue

http://www.musea.us/Musea200.htm

Tom Hendricks

(musician, painter, writer, and editor of the 24 year old zine Musea)

MAIN Website

http://tomhendricks.us/

TeXas Video Showdown hits 3,000

August 10, 2017

Dear Reader,

My musical protest against the 3 CEOs that control so much of music, and for all the rest of the world, has reached another milestone. 3,000 views.
Come view it and help raise awareness. Give me a thumbs up too – that means lifting a finger – literally! Here’s more.

We are told, year after year, to only talk about, support, and buy music from the same 6 or so teen pop stars. The real story is one the music media won’t dare tell you. Music is falling fast, 1% of musicians make 70% of the money, and everyone else is so uninformed that they don’t even know that it’s going on. Yet everyone does know that music is dull, radio is awful, concerts are a rip off, music media never covers anyone really different, and there is never news of anyone against all this! That’s why the musicians in Dallas are against it, and why you never hear about that either!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZvMa2f33Wc

Texas Music Office – and Big List

July 21, 2017

Letter to Texas Music Office 7/21/2017

TMO, you cover Texas Music news. Cover the Big List, the first, best music of the entire internet, music list – devised by the Dallas zine Musea, publishing for 25 years . This is a one of kind first in music. This is not too progressive for you guys like my TeXas Video Showdown, so it is safe enough to talk about, and report on.
Remember you don’t have to approve the message, just allow the discussion, or report the news. This link tells much more about the Big LIst ( also see tomhendricks.us )
https://musea.wordpress.com/2008/12/10/100-plus-best-music-from-youtube-and-myspace/

Musea Will Not Support KERA (or KXT)

July 6, 2017

MUSEA will not support KERA (or KXT)

The Dallas zine Musea (monthly since 1992) cannot support KERA. We also advocate our readers not to support KERA, and we advocate that the rest of Dallas not support KERA.

For all of the last 25 years:

KERA has not reported on or supported the local and national musicians, painters, writers, filmmakers, photographers, etc.; talked about in Musea.

KERA has not reported on the ideas and solutions suggested from Musea to help all artists of all kinds here and across the country.

KERA has not reported on the ideas and solutions suggested from Musea to help make the media in Dallas better.

KERA has not reported on the ideas and solutions suggested from Musea to help make Dallas a better city.

KERA has gone out of their way to not support anything Musea talked about in 200 issues.

http://www.musea.us/Musea200.htm

http://tomhendricks.us


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