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Let’s stop pretending academic art speak reflects actual research

I love the Artybollocks Generator, a site that spews a perfectly contemporary bit of all-purpose, grammatically correct nonsense for use as an “artist’s statement.” Just hit a button and it fills in a template with variable words such as “spatial,” “practice,” “gendered” and “discourse” to come up with such convincing gems as: “As momentary derivatives become reconfigured through studious and diverse practice, the viewer is left with an insight into the inaccuracies of our culture.” … Read more

Russell Smith > Opinion > The Globe and Mail