Art and Its Discontents

1.9.2016, 19.0020.00
Akademie der Künste
Pariser Platz 4
10117 Berlin, Germany
Lecture by Boris Groys, in English


The discontent with art is related to this main promise of art – the promise of protection. This discontent has two basic versions: (1) people think that there is too much art protection and (2) people think that there is not enough protection. Mostly these two versions of discontent become combined. Even if it seems paradoxical on the first glance art is regularly criticized for being too protective and not protective enough at the same time.

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