To ‘get’ contemporary art, you need a certain ‘capacity of mind’

And not everyone seems to have it

Ballooning by Gilbert & George.
Ballooning (Gilbert & George, 2020) (Whitecube Gallery) Gilbert and George are contemporary artists of the first rank. Read the article below to see how best to understand their art.

What follows here regarding the ‘appreciation of contemporary art’ has nothing whatsoever to do with being clever, or sensitive, or highly educated, or in any way special. It’s just about a certain ‘mental facility’…



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