Art Manifestos

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[11th July 2011] Ruralists

Watching an interview with Peter Blake (Dartford Boy) today, he mentioned the manifesto of The Brotherhood of Ruralists art movement. Tempted to locate that manifesto, it also seemed a good plan to access a variety. At that sort of point, my natural inclination is to start a web page.

The Brotherhood of Ruralists

Wikipedia has done a lot of the work.




Then we saw the Vorticists show at Tate. They had a fun and stylish manifesto: living in Eltham, we were intrugued by the reference to a local cleric. Here are some pages - I will assemble the full piece in due course
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Aardvark Aardvark

[1st October 2011] On a quick visit to Brighton, we encountered an outlet for the Aardvark Manifestos (and other products). The format is remeniscent of the Vorticists and I will strive to reproduce the V's manifesto above.
The V&A also stocks their stuff and comments, "Aardvark is the creative project of designer maker Lesley Crabtree (Pea) and artist Lesley Greening Lassoff, who live and work in St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. The first incarnation was Aardvark Tearoom and Gallery which gained a local cult following for its bizarre and excellent cakes, and unique exhibitions. Aardvark's first print, the Manifesto, began as a prize for completed loyalty cards and became so popular that it was redesigned as a letterpress print with the help of highly skilled printers Derek and Ian at Adams of Rye. The success of the print led to more designs and commissions, and Aardvark is now a full time art and design practice."

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As luck would have it, while HTMLing the Aardvark entry, iTunes has popped up with Lennon's God, after which I had to opt for Gimme Some Truth. By gum that man could conjure a list: both songs can be appreciated as better manifestos than most we will encounter here.
The links lead to the lyrics - well that was the plan, but the lyrics web pages I found were pretty shit, more inclined to sell me ringtones than tell me the words. So the links are to Wikipedia which comments on the songs rather than quoting the lyrics - if you want them in full, just run a search.


This search on Tumblr is quite fun.


[Oct 11] De Stijl

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[Oct 11] Futurism

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[21st October 11] P.C.C.O.M.

One for the musican, Matthew Herbert's PERSONAL CONTRACT FOR THE COMPOSITION OF MUSIC [INCORPORATING THE MANIFESTO OF MISTAKES]

Herbert has recently released his bizarre and magnificent One Pig, described here in the Guardian.
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[1st Dec 2011]

"Music as a Gradual Process," by Steve Reich

found here.
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