public forum
home forum magazine gallery links about faq courtesy
It is currently Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:13 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Elitism in the Arts
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2002 12:37 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2001 12:01 am
Posts: 2172
Location: London
<B>A question of discrimination </B><P>High culture is seen by some as the product of a hidebound establishment bent on excluding outsiders. Is it possible to believe in social equality yet defend elitism in the arts? <P>AC Grayling <BR>The Guardian <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Think, wrote the cultural critic Eunice Lipton, "about Michelangelo, van Gogh, Rodin, Picasso, Pollock. Could these artists be lesbians, Asian Americans, Native Americans?" Her point was that if they had been any of these things, they would not have been recognised as "artist-geniuses" (her term); and this by implication shows that the notion of high culture in the western tradition embodies everything that is exclusive of other cultures and elitist within its own. <BR>To writers such as Lipton, quality is not a distinguishing feature of the objects and activities which the term "high culture" standardly denotes. The art critic Robert Hughes explains why: "Quality, the argument goes, is a plot. It is the result of a conspiracy of white males to marginalise the work of other races and cultures. To invoke its presence in works of art is somehow inherently repressive." <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,11710,754319,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A><p>[This message has been edited by Emma Pegler (edited July 13, 2002).]


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
The messages in this forum are posted by members of the general public and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of CriticalDance or its staff.
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group