The Truth of Art

“Is art capable of being a medium of truth?

This question is central to the existence and survival of art because if art cannot be a medium of truth then art is only a matter of taste.

One has to accept the truth even if one does not like it. But if art is only a matter of taste, then the art spectator becomes more important than the art producer.

In this case art can be treated only sociologically or in terms of the art market—it has no independence, no power. Art becomes identical to design.”

For the complete article by Boris GroysThe Truth of Art

http://www.e-flux.com/journal/the-truth-of-art/

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