68 jonesin

The art world (academically vetted system of gallery and museum spaces) will be said to have evolved only when it stops looking back to 1968 and Paris kids running wild in the streets for its touchstones and models. Here it is 2012 and the Vvork website is displaying a "society of the spectacle brickbat" with the bookcover of Debord's classic wrapped around a brick.
There was briefly a possibility of revolution! Art seemed about to change to something de-materialized and free of rotten capitalism!
We know all this, already, but can't escape the moment.