Is point # 8 meant ironically? I hope not! I think art should be free ( in Rorty sense) to do whatever, "duty-free" and let the Truth Patrol sort out "progress."
Art is a free space, a heterotopia that allows for working over the urban imagination. Art takes on the arcades of capitalism, reworks old modes of production, creates new options, performs ontological acts, trickles down cash, etc.
Artists performs an "opus contra naturam" on the bourgeois imagination. We are not supposed to do the dirty work of changing the mode of production, that's too much to ask! It's also no fun. If artists hang on to fun, they hold a beacon of how labor can be revisioned. I think that's the lamp in Etant Donnés, the erotic and comedic component, tinged with historicity that we must keep in the review mirror as turn away from the past. That's what a painting does, it performs a machinic memory system function that keeps us from flying off into Elon Musk fantasies of singularity. Jesus! singularity is fascism, right?
There is little sense of honoring the dead in this post, I think that is what Zizek hints at with his notions of remembering the Continental imagination. Honoring the work of the dead means NOT tossing it all on some Dark Deleuzian heap so we bring on a chaotic era. I agree with ZIziek the last thing we need is a revolution. That would end the fun we artists are having. That folks is what Duchamp means by "delay," Aphrodite holds Mars in her embrace to slow down the raging ire of destruction that lurks just outside the polis, in the Field of Mars. Please as artists we cannot go there. Our work is on the urban imagination.
Christo just left the polis and set up camp with Beretta on a lake. That's a yellow road. Much better the Gramsci Monument: http://www.diaart.org/exhibitions/main/125
Fun, inclusive, engaging all classes in a deep intellectual process. Come on if Gramsci can work in the Bronx we can all have fun with ideas, images and class war. "All men are intellectuals, one could therefore say: but not all men have in the society the function of intellectuals" (Prison Notebooks) Replace "function" with "fun!"