WHAT DO WE WANT?
TO UNDERSTAND CONTEMPORARY ART!
WHEN DO WE WANT IT?
Ever since I was a little girl – I know cheesy, don’t stop reading – but ever since I was 8 years old or so, I was fascinated by the stories about the history of art. Now I’m a graduated art historian, I think it’s time that I start telling the stories about art. But if I learned one thing after years of philosophy, art criticism, and art theory, it’s that contemporary art can be difficult AF. It mostly depends on philosophical concepts, theoretical frameworks, and art historical references. It can be fun, frightening, feminist, subversive, anarchistic, a coping mechanism, or all the above. But most of the time they are not accessible and they are difficult to grasp. On top of that, Art History’s focal point has forever been a white male artist. We want more right? So, this blog is an attempt to untangle artworks and exhibitions to make it comprehensible, focussing on artists from the centre and the margins. A focal point will be the relationship between art and politics because I truly believe art can subvert polarized attitudes and fight oppression in present-day society.
Let’s do this thing!