Sunday, February 26, 2012

Is the age of the critic over? the guardian on FB

Following my yesterdays post on art criticism I came across this which is worth a read.

I particularly liked this paragraph from novelist Hari Kunzru, We now live under the hybrid tyranny of middlebrow. No serious person believes the Oscars are a list of the best films, or the Grammys the best music. Charitably one could say they represent a kind of averaging out, an index of the taste of a group of informed people. At worst, critics acting en masse, with one eye on what's popular and one eye on what's good, end up praising work that doesn't upset them. That's why there's so much stuff that looks like art, smells like art, but when you bite into it, it just tastes of cardboard.

Here is the LINK for the article.

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