Artybollocks! is an academic endeavour that explores the use of artist statements.
Bland & Boring presented each artist with a statement from the online artist statement generator, The artists were tasked to create an artwork based on this statement – an idea motivated by overly-theoretical terms (artspeak) that overcomplicate the meaning and interpretation of artworks. Artybollocks! throws a jab at this overcompensation by forcing artists to comply with the parameters of ridiculous, yet somehow appropriate statements that are essentially created by an algorithm!
Bland & Boring is a curatorial collaboration between Odette Graskie and Chrisél van der Merwe.