Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Art, apparently

These childish daubings of anti- American and anti- Israel sentiment on display at the current Venice Biennale art exhibition are almost indistinguishable from bathroom graffiti -- or is that the point? As leftist intellectuals feel their political influence weakening year by year, the "art" that they produce becomes ever more desperate in its attempts to shock and denounce, and even the pretense of working in an artistic medium is increasingly cast aside. Walter Pater claimed that all art aspires to the condition of music, but nowadays it seems as if all left- wing art aspires to the condition of agitprop.

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