VICE – I’m Sick Of Pretending: I Don’t “Get” Art

Sometimes I like to stir the flames of controversy. As this topic hits close to home for me, I thought I’d share the article for all those possibly interested. You really need to view the related images along with the text, otherwise I’d include the text below for your lazy pleasure. In summary, VICE magazine writer Glen Coco discusses contemporary, conceptual art and how he has finally got the guts to say he just doesn’t get it.

I’d love to hear your views.


You know what? I’m sick of pretending. I went to art school, wrote a dissertation called “The Elevation of Art Through Commerce: An Analysis of Charles Saatchi’s Approach to the Machinery of Art Production Using Pierre Bourdieu’s Theories of Distinction”, have attended art openings at least once a month for the last five years, even fucking purchased pieces of it, but the other night, after attending the opening of the new Tracey Emin retrospective at the Hayward Gallery, I’m finally ready to come out and say it: I just don’t think I “get” art. [Although, after this article was written, I did try to get an art student to explain it to me.] ……………………….

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