Saturday, March 2, 2024

2019: “the year art censorship came back in style.”

After decades of railing against censorship in the arts, some liberals have now fully embraced it. Statues of Southern generals and Christopher Columbus are already passé. There’s a disturbing new development in art criticism among the elites, and it has nothing to do with whether Renoir was sexist in his personal life. Now, it’s not enough to critique unethical artists or their “problematic” subjects. You must also stand against depictions of bad things — because we are supposedly unprepared to see them.

By Madeline Frye.


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