With contemporary art lingering confused in a mannerist phase, we believe West is the best person to show us the way forward and to explain, agitate, and situate artistic production in its current cultural and global setting. As such, we believe West should be invited to curate and direct the art world's biggest bi-annual international exhibition.
West has a longstanding history of deep and sincere engagement with art. Art school educated, West has been the figure that has gotten Vanessa Beecroft onto MTV (through their collaboration on Runaway), who has placed George Condo in Walmart (through his cover art for My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy) and who has taken renegade architectural practice OMA to Cannes (through their design of a pyramid to screen his film Cruel Summer). Plus, he photoblogged the entirety of Urs Fischer's 2009 New Museum exhibition.
West better understands the conflicts and confluences of culture and entertainment, art's close ties with fashion and commerce, and the mechanisms for making artistic production public than most others in the business, and is perfectly situated to bring these significant contemporary complexities to the heart of the art world's discourse.
Plus, we feel damn sure he would put on a decent exhibition, and give a stagnant art world a significant kick with his Yeezys.
Dreaming of free entrance for those wearing leather tracksuit bottoms, an Instagram sponsored prize for best national pavilion, and a special fleet of Maybach vaporettos, we ask for Kanye West to be appointed Artistic Director of the Visual Arts Section of the next (2015) Venice Biennale.