What contemporary art really is, many people wonder – even those who know it. The reason is, I think, that the art field has become obscure. In this book, Mikkel Bolt tries to think of "the art as a prism for a more comprehensive analysis", but there are no major changes in his view of art from the past. Admittedly, the discussion of the relationship between art and society offers well-reflected, spicy observations about the "twisted relationship" of political art to capital and establishment. The art that presents itself as radical and overbearing is in reality almost always "an art of decorating the cake," Bolt writes. The "political is visualized as the exotic second, the art by definition must embody and show to live up to its autonomous status." Well put.
A left-wing radical pose makes art more salable for the bourgeoisie, who in orderly forms can enjoy. . .
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