Commentary: Art and The Bafflement of the Public

“The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art’s audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.” – Henry Geldzahler

Accurate summation by a notable curator, historian, and critic. As artists we have become guilty by association with masses of meaningless dreck being passed off as art. The audience is baffled because they intuitively recognize art has gone wrong. It’s time to stop all the relativism-the mushy morass of subjectivity that is used like a weapon against quality.

There is Truth, there is Beauty, there is Excellence. Artists above all need to commit to higher standards for themselves and the works their peers. Remodernism is about leaving behind the lax sensibilites of Establishment Art, and making a stand for principles.