APPRECIATING CONTEMPORARY ART

Is it okay to ‘hate’ contemporary art? What does that even mean?

It means you’re coming at it all wrong!

Paul McCarthy ‘Bossy Burger’ performance.
Paul McCarthy ‘Bossy Burger’ performance.

People talk about not ‘getting’ contemporary art — meaning not ‘understanding’ it — as if it were housed in some sort of insider code and, worse still, accompanied by an insider joke which, if you were in on it…