CULTURE AND KITSCH: Art and Taste
Tracey Emin reveals her dirty knickers, Damien Hirst pickles fish and Jeff Koons designs giant floral puppies. What has happened to Art? Surely Raphael, Rembrandt and Reynolds would be turning in their graves!
How did ideas about 'good taste' develop? Is high-brow culture 'dumbing down' or is art becoming gloriously democratic; embracing consumerism, the mass media and kitsch? Perhaps, it is all just a game of self-consciously sophisticated irony!
If you are worried that your visits to the latest Courtauld exhibition brand you 'elitist', or, conversely, if you are secret hoarder of garden gnomes, this lecture will offer some insights into the politically in-correct world of Culture, Fine Art and Taste.