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Golsa | Article: Kunstanmeldelse: «The Banned Exhibition» dyrker død, ødeleggelse og ubehag. Den er både vellykket og overraskende tilgjengelig.

Kunstanmeldelse: «The Banned Exhibition» dyrker død, ødeleggelse og ubehag. Den er både vellykket og overraskende tilgjengelig.

09/03—2020

Review of The Banned Exhibition in Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten by Yngve Sikko.
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Golsa | Article: The power & vitality of the image: An interview of controversial artist Darja Bajagić

The power & vitality of the image: An interview of controversial artist Darja Bajagić

08/03—2019

Where the political left was once the clear bastion of free speech and expression in the U.S., it could be argued that the new left silences thought and speech perceived as antithetical or offensive to its values almost as much as the right wing does, or did. This is a problem for culture, and evidently, for art. “Political correctness,” says Slovenian philosopher and cultural theorist Slavoj Žižek, “is a desperate attempt by the public norms to tell you what is decent, what is not.” What Žižek suggests here is that political correctness can be harmful in its ability to obscure the truth and dilute public discourse; by sanitizing rhetoric we sanitize cultural meaning. This climate of over-the-top, politically correct theatrics has infiltrated the art world; art’s job is ultimately to push back on societal taboos and interrogate prevailing norms. Good art is almost always offensive to someone.
Read the full article at Autre