Utilizing the Power of Art to Exploit
the Limits of Popular Culture.
The White House, the Capitol building, and the Supreme Court are
not the only venues for political activity. Cultural production also
occurs on socially and politically inflected terrain. All art is
political, but some announces its orientation or position more
overtly. Inevitably every artwork advocates something, whether a
political position or a type of descriptive system – even art that
presents itself as an autonomous aesthetic object advocates
viewing it that way. The processes by which art is taught, made,
distributed, financed, shown, and used are not neutral, but are
shaped by historical, economic, and social dynamics.