Like any proper organization that produces large quantities of writing, the CIA, it turns out, has a style manual. It is an absurdly thorough, mundane yet fascinating look at the politics of language.
I was extremely pleased this afternoon when Museum Nerd tweeted the Lazy Curator Random Exhibition Title Generator. Conceived by Rebecca Uchill and programmed by Ben Guaraldi, the site, well, generates amazing exhibition titles at the click of a button.
There have been artist statement generators before, and there will be more to come. In the meantime, however, I’ve found my favorite artist statement generator of all: 500 Letters.
This video is a tall glass of cool water and worth your time just to learn the six types of art bollocks (more commonly known as “artspeak”) …