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ARTIST
TITLE
Art Rules
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
COSR 035CD COSR 035CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/8/2008

This is a 3-track CD single by Chicks On Speed for their own Chicks On Speed record label. The Chicks On Speed name at this point stands for multimedia revolution: music production, a clothing label, design work and more, seeking to subvert and destroy commodification in each industry they ply. After the fashion industry, Chicks On Speed have chosen a new target, which is even bigger and more monstrous: the art market. Due to a speculation bubble without precedence, art has become the fifth largest industry in the world. Art collecting is now regarded as avant garde consumer behavior, collectors have become role models of coolness, and curators are said to be the new DJs. Not only are the prices absurd, the whole system is corrupt. It has always been part of COS's subversive strategy to beat adversaries with their own weapons. They now fight the art market with art, and museums are their operating theatre. Therefore, the even larger collective of COS (Kathi Glas, Anat Ben David, A.L. Steiner, Melissa Logan and Alex Murray Leslie) co-operate with their famous artist-colleague Douglas Gordon. Art Rules is a campaign: a performance, a song, and a video. "Art Rules" performed by Art Rules Crew, has already been shown in important museums like the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and venues in Madrid and Vienna; in the near future, museums in Kyoto and Tokyo will follow. This CD is the first document from their campaign, co-produced by COS and Christopher Just. This Euro-trash anthem against the art trash shown at the 2007 mega-events in Kassel, Venice, and Basel was produced in a hotel room in New York, just after the COS performance at the MoMA. Includes a rock treatment and a remix by Christopher Just.