APPRECIATING CONTEMPORARY ART

Contemporary art: is it okay to ‘hate’ it? What does that even mean?

It means you’re coming at it all wrong!

Paul McCarthy ‘Bossy Burger’ performance.
Paul McCarthy ‘Bossy Burger’ performance. (Google arts)

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…