New Art Museum / Contemporary Art or Kitsch?

New Art Museum - Contemporary Art or Kitsch?

Founded in 1977, The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City exclusively exhibits and presents contemporary art from around the world.

Not everyone is fond of art as we traditionally accept it. Dada artist Marcel Duchamp challenged conventional thought about artistic processes and art marketing, and brought ideas of absurdity and Anti-art. Some philosophers and critics like Roger Taylor challenged the universality of art and considered it to be a bourgeois ideology. Others like Larry Shiner argued that art is an invention of 18th century European society, and pointed out the possibility of its disappearance. Many criticize its commodification and commercialization. Others chastise the "dumbing down" and recycling of art.

The "dumbing down" and "commodification" of most aspects of world culture we see in the recent years seems to be related to globalization. Everything is becoming kitschy. Repeating the great Czech writer Milan Kundera's definition, "[kitsch is] the absolute denial of shit ... kitsch functions by excluding from view everything that humans find difficult with which to come to terms, offering instead a sanitized view of the world, in which all answers are given in advance and preclude any questions".

Song of the Day: Air On The G String BWV 1068 - Johann Sebastian Bach (1723)
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