Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Mock Movement Marathon: Step 1: Name

OK, so the art season begins in earnest in NYC next week, meaning I'll have to shift gears and be all serious and everything, but in order to make the most of this last week of summer, I'm gonna take David up on his challenge and host the Summer of '06 Mock Movement Marathon.

Today's task is simple enough: a brainstorming session to choose a name for the movement. Below is a list of those offered in yesterday's thread, but other suggestions are welcome. Please do explain the general concept behind the name if you offer a new one.... We'll vote tomorrow, and I intend to vote for the richest name that leaves the most elbow room for silliness in the manifesto, but YMMV.
  1. Post-Commentism
  2. Quing
  3. Ism-schism
  4. Mama
  5. Post-ism
  6. SUCKism
  7. Gollygeeism
  8. Awshucksism
  9. Geewilikerism
  10. Stubmytoeism
  11. Mytoesism
  12. Ichthyism
  13. Wristism
  14. Fistism
  15. Typethisism
  16. Sizzlemyshizelism
  17. Thatsalligotsism
  18. Sockism
  19. Me-ism (with its revial Neo-mio)
  20. Post-All-ism
  21. Casualism (It's cool, stay Kaj)
Others (with a three-word or more tagline, please)? And no, the mock Turtleneck at the top does not need to be the official uniform for the movement (you try and find an image to illustrate mock movement marathon...seriously...I'll replace that one if you do).


Anonymous twhid said...


M.River and I invented artainment a while back (later 90s).

We even have a manifesto! Which can be rewritten for more silly-osity.

Manifesto linked from my name

8/29/2006 09:51:00 AM  
Blogger onesock said...

I thought about Rapism, as in "we rap about art".. but uh I dont think anyone wants to sign up to be a Rapist!

How bout Winklism? I dont know what it would be about. My brain is fried from too many weird dreams! I would feel wierd having a movement named after me.

8/29/2006 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post-Consumerism: I'd like to revive this term as art making activity that is not geared toward the whims of the art market or appealing to the egos of mega-wealthy art collectors or influential critics or institutions but is motivated by the now almost inconceivable idea that art and its related activities can affect change, one viewer at a time.

8/29/2006 10:07:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

I would feel wierd having a movement named after me.

er...like...yeah..."Winklism" sounds like a degenerative bone disease.

8/29/2006 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger ondine-nyc said...

How about auto-eroticism, it seems so much in film, art, literature and music fits there at present.

8/29/2006 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Henry said...

I loved Sizzlemyshizelism. I also liked Toeism (short for Stubmytoeism) or Aeouism (for purely alphabetic reasons).

8/29/2006 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Dr. F*©k said...






8/29/2006 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous David said...

Post-Datism (art ahead of its time)
Post-Natalism (really young artists)
Pre-Natalism (pre-emerging artists)
New Old Bastardism (crusty old artists w/ attitude)
The Night School (artists w/ day jobs)

8/29/2006 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous christo Johnpherson said...


8/29/2006 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Bowelism (calling it art even though it looks like shit).

Of course, the trend would be called the Bowel Movement.

8/29/2006 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous David said...

Fundaminimalism! (art by the rules)

8/29/2006 01:13:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...


Me Likey!

8/29/2006 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


A while ago some friends came up with the idea of Recitivism as a movement that doesn't bother with anything new.

8/29/2006 01:55:00 PM  
Blogger George said...

How about:


Art for the new century/

8/29/2006 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous bradc said...

Der Fauxism
postanonism (what happens after it's unnamed)
wannabeism (whoops came up with this
then saw Cristos variant above)
on-and-on-ism or onandonism (they just keep coming)

sorry all this spewism just came out...

8/29/2006 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger John Morris said...

Causeisaysoism, I have been leading this movement for years and it's right causeisayso.

My pornoisartocauseisaysoism

8/29/2006 09:31:00 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

I'm liking casualism and think a good motto would be;


8/29/2006 09:36:00 PM  
Blogger John Morris said...


Sothebychristieanity this is the religion some art dealers.

8/29/2006 09:44:00 PM  
Blogger John Morris said...

Wow, I love Post Allism.

I think it is the dominant movement of the day. We are post all movements and sort of pissed about that. Just don't go postall on me cause it ain't my fault.

8/29/2006 10:46:00 PM  
Blogger Darryl B. said...

neo-pangaeism = "a supercontinent comprising all the artists of the earth"

(first post, been reading for about a week... great place to hang)


8/29/2006 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found a word!


A uniformist registers their freedom via sameness and adheres to a strict agenda delivered twice monthly by the Core Uniform Many, C.O.M. who 'code in' a restraint that must be upheld for a period of two months. This code represents both unity and diversity and in it's simplest understanding is a 'code rule' to understand, break, or embrace.

Uniform copyright 2006 represents a new freedom for artists to involve in personal, collective, and transitive institutional based freedoms.

Uniformist wear a t-shirt, or turtleneck (designed by the Winkleman Group Holding Trust). the T-shirt will bare the word, color, or image, for the two-month's theme.

For more information contact EDPU or WGHT at US

Sorry just a gag.


8/30/2006 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Cedric Caspesyan said...

When I was in grad school I would put the term sentimentalist in my statement.

Art interested by the process of emotions and how they affect reason.

I like Artainment. I'm very fond of the ainment part of art.


I will as always refrain that I don't think art must absolutely stand above itself, nor should its role exclusively be the illustrator of personal philosophical research. Art can be way more fun than that.


Cedric Caspesyan

9/01/2006 01:03:00 PM  

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