Altered egos: Disturbing the old master

30 August 2016 - 10:24 By Michael Smith

A good recent satire of the contemporary art world's foibles and excesses isn't an artwork, or even a piece of writing. It is a website, or more precisely, an online artist's statement generator. At, the visitor clicks a button that says "Generate some bollocks", and a faux statement appears replete with lofty concerns, name-checking all the right philosophers.

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