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ILLUMINATION

Why do people dislike modern and contemporary art?

Because they don’t know what contemporary art is trying to do, and so can’t appreciate it.

Movie still showing semi-circle of Balkan women in traditional costume clutching their breasts.

There are two main reasons for this, both equally important. Firstly, most people’s implicit conception of ‘art’ — picked up from school and along the way — tends to be narrow and blinkered, and fixed on the idea that ‘art’ is…

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