Is contemporary art to blame for Trump?

May 19 2017

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Yes, says Alex Melamid in Time, citing work by the likes of Warhol and Koons:

Whatever the intelligentsia nurtures and celebrates in our galleries and academic journals is bound to flow eventually into the nation’s cinemas, through its ballot boxes and toward the swamp of Washington, D.C. The last few months have proven that Trump is not out to drain that swamp. He is its progeny, and we on the left — the artists, the people of culture — have done our part in creating the conditions for him to thrive.

Alas, even AHN finds this argument unconvincing, but nice try.

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