But is it Art? (January 2013)

Over the last twelve months we have experienced the ‘Arts of Man’ covering a 5,000 year period.

It was therefore fitting that the last gallery I visited would be MACBA. Below is a part of their Mission Statement.

“As a public entity, the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) assumes responsibility for disseminating contemporary art, offering a diverse range of visions, and generating critical debates on art and culture, while aspiring to reach increasingly diverse audiences.”

The theme for one of the exhibits was ‘Content Becomes Something to be Avoided like the Plague’

This is art without rules, obviously without content, and in some cases without reason. But it is art and one day, probably in about 5,000 years, some of it will be held in high esteem.

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