Saturday, Feb 13, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
by Martha Rosler
e-flux (January 2010)

“Just a few months before the real estate market brought down much of the world economy, taking the art market with it, I was asked to respond to the question of whether “political and socio-critical art” can survive in an overheated market environment. Two years on, this may be a good moment to revisit the parameters of such work (now that the fascination with large-scale, bravura, high-wow-factor work, primarily in painting and sculpture, is less all-encompassing—has receded, if only temporarily).”


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