The Schlock of the New: What We Hate About the Visual Art Scene

Aristotle once said, “All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.”

The same critique may be administered to both the commodification of art and the popularization of art.

Burn your Money. Rachel Baranow, 2012. Wikimedia Commons.

ore than ever art that exists within and accepts influences of late stage or hyper-capitalism. In such a scenario, the goal of mega-corporations is to monetize…