some art deals with social and political subjects.
examples are some of marina abramovic and ai wei wei art.
this art is a failure.
by failure i mean that it communicates possibly untrue and immature concepts hidden behind an aesthetic.
it does not get us closer to knowing the truth, which is the ultimate goal of art.
there are two reasons why this art does not access the truth:
one: artists do not have knowledge necessary for interpretation of social and political subjects.
artists are most credible when communicating their own perceptions and experiences.
two: value of art is established by transparency and credibility of artist’s motivation.
social and political subjects are motivated by not transparent needs such as:
popularity, access to funding, access to press, provocation of authority.
such subjects with such motivation are not the most efficient method of reaching the truth.