A scheduled contribution to the Temporary Art School on the 12th of March is encouraging me to get some thoughts together on the gap between the art academy-educated practitioner and the self-organising amateur. In the hope that the discussion event can give me a steer, and to invite any general comments, here’s an excerpt which reveals my line of thinking so far: Mind the gap Taking as read that Modernist types of art and artist are complicit in the distancing of art and artist from everyday, non-academic versions of same, something from Benjamin Buchloh’s leviathan, Neo-Avantgarde and Culture Industry (2000) can help reinforce that assertion. In the chapter ‘Parody and Appropriation in Picabia, Pop, and Polke’, Buchloh makes a cast iron point about a strategic leitmotiv in appropriative practices…