The Easel

This Post-Election Pain Is Good, At Least for Art

Ripples from the election of Donald Trump are everywhere. Jerry Saltz responds with a call to action. “[T]he shift or clusterfuck under way may … return [professionalized artists] and all of us to our rightful outsider gypsy position — aristocratic bohemians with highly calibrated bullshit detectors. After all, why should art want to serve consensus? What is interesting, or exciting, or urgent about consensus? ”