Why ‘Modern’ Art Sucks, But the Media Loves ItSoap Box Rant Why Modern Art Sucks, But the Media Loves ItWhy ‘Modern’ Art Sucks, But the Media Loves It by thefuguestate
I go into a public art gallery and hate everything I see; Monochrome panels (it really doesnt inspire much contemplation); pieces of coloured paper torn up (how exactly is this an examination of colour theory?); excrement in a box (if you want to ask what is art, please do it articulately). Yet I go to a commercial art gallery, or browse about on Deviant Art, or even open a pack of Magic the Gathering Cards, and I see beautiful, evocative, witty pieces of art that make me want to hug the artist.
The thing I cant understand, is why someone thinks what the public wants to look at is these vacuous works of modern art? And why, more over are they always making the headlines and winning awards?
It must be the one area of culture where commercial interests dont rule media coverage. A handful of people love opera, but the media concentrates on Lady Gaga. A handful of people love