Nassiri vs. Pogo

Want to know the difference between showing and telling in art? Or the difference between a well intended millionaire and an inspired grass roots collective movement? One has probably raised X amount of dollars, the other raised unquantifiable sense of culture.

Perhaps it is cynical to pit these two efforts against each other. But I cannot help to feel that Pogo's work represents a consciousness in our youth that is by design fragmented but nonetheless imbued with a spirit of wonder and respect for humanity.

Watching Nassiri descend from the sky in a hot air balloon, arms wide, clad in impeccable linens is laughable megalomania. By contrast, Pogo finds his cut n' mix copyrighted hijackings being jacked by the corporations that control those interests.

Nassiri's efforts are noble, no doubt.  Maybe it's just a difference in aesthetic maturity.  As Nassiri "borrows" from MJ's colorful pied piper one world aesthetic, Pogo "steals" from the sources that inspire him.  May both of their efforts succeed.

1 comment:

  1. OMG! I remember watching this for the first time with you!! We were trying so hard to be professional. We almost made it.