A feminist pledge seeks to correct the gender imbalance of museums, foundations and private collections. It is backed up by an organization representing over 100 culture-related organizations.
However, their «fairness» hides a core tenet of Critical Theory: objective knowledge does not exist, but is merely “a male, Eurocentric construct”. In the end, Critical Theory will only amplify the core principles of Fine Art in a shared zeal to end all ideas of meritocracy.
Third-wave feminism will not catapult female classical-figurative painters into accepted collections. In Social Justice rhetoric they suffer from “false consciousness” and have “internalized the male gaze”.
The good news is: in Europe people are reacting to CT, also from the left.
It is of vital importance that we know what Fine Art and Critical Theory is. The future of culture depends upon it.
Books referred to in this Cave Comment and that may well save your life:
Larry Shiner: “The Invention of Art”
Pluckrose/Lindsay: “Cynical Theories”
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