Duty Free Art: Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War
What is the function of art in the era of digital globalization?
In Duty Free Art, filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl wonders how we can appreciate, or even make art in the present age. What can we do when arms manufacturers sponsor museums and some of the world’s most valuable artworks are used as a fictional currency in a global futures market that has nothing to do with t...more
I struggle with art writing that is mostly about exposing the ills of the world instead of exploring the grace of art despite our humanity.
I super recommend the chapter on 'International Disco Latin' (a version of which can be found here: https://www.e-flux.com/journa ...more