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  • Political art inside the gallery

    Arts & Culture, Audio/Visual Design

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    Tackling social and political issues through the gallery environment is unarguably the most hypocritical of all art practices. The very notion of deciding to make a political artwork is inherently insincere and disingenuous, immediately calling into question your intent and aims. If you are so concerned, as you should be, with the social or political issue you are tackling; if you are passionate and therefore want to provoke as much possibility of change as possible, targeting such an audience as a gallery produces, predominantly a white middle class elite, is the epitome of pretentious. Why target such a narrow audience? The bigger the audience, the more you can inspire; the more likely change is to occur.

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