Rupert Goldsworthy, British, lives in New York, NY
Mark Stewart, British, lives in London, UK
BANALIST MANIFESTO :
We Are The New Banalists
Taste Is A Form of Personal Censorship
Deny The Politics of Envy
Technique Is A Refuge of The Insecure
THE NEW BANALISTS The Politics of Envy banner
1metre x 4metres installed at Illuminated Metropolis Gallery NYC, 2012
THE NEW BANALISTS
"New Banalist Manifesto," 2012
Rupert Goldsworthy became infamous in the mid-Nineties for running art provocation projects first in Berlin and then in Chelsea NY. Goldsworthy's paintings, films and installations address taboos (political and emotional) using post-Pop methodology. His concerns include the Cold War, colonial history, and the iconography of Seventies radicalism. He is a co-founder of the New Banalists with Mark Stewart. Goldsworthy recently exhibited at Ritter-Zamet Gallery London, Massimo Audiello Gallery, Mexico City, and Illuminated Metropolis, New York.
Mark Stewart Exploding the myth of culture since scandalising Kunstforum with HITLERS SECRET DAUGHTER in Vienna, Stewart has recently worked with Kenneth Anger at the Servalles Foundation in Porto, been artist in residence at Western Front Vancouver and is preparing a big Tokyo retrospective. As co-founder of the New Banalists with Rupert Goldsworthy, Stewart was the first truly viral artist with cross-platform provocations as a sound artist/montagist and general prankster. His work has been alligned to King Mob, the Dutch Provos and the Viennese Actionists. Stewart recently exhibited at Ritter-Zamet Gallery London, and Illuminated Metropolis, New York.