Monday, 24 September 2012 09:48
Modern Art, War & Corporatism
Famous expatriate Australian art critic Robert Hughes died on 6 August 2012, aged 74. It is appropriate to remember this impressive Australian by re-reviewing his important book “The Shock of the New” (1980) that analyzes the revolutions in Modern Art since the late 19th century. This re-review is also needed because the corporate takeover of Art perceived by Robert Hughes in 1980 has now extended to a pervasive corporatism that has subverted and perverted Western democracies to the point that they can now be seen as Lobbyocracies, Murdochracies (reflecting the global power of the Murdoch media empire), or Corporatocracies in which Big Money buys politicians, parties, public perception of reality, votes and thence political power.