Now more than ever, contemporary art should be a tool with which to propose alternate tactics. But the hammer’s handle is worn, warmed-over. Far from boastful of their political origins, the artworks being made today are much less aggressive in the presentation of their ideas than those created in the 60s and 70s. Indeed, it seems that contemporary artists, on the whole, actively reject the spotlight. Hence, the critics, so reason follows, are left to bathe in lukewarm waters. And while reactions to recent political events across the world appear vague, even diluted, the desire for further discussion is palpable.
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