Talking performance art, celebrity, and shifts in morality.
Great stuff. I confess I've always been very boomery in my reaction towards performance art (struggling to get much from it). However, when you both discuss its attitude towards cringe—an embrace of cringe—c.f. the rest of the art world, now *that* attracts me to performance art.
The traditional art world has a deeply disappointing lack of self awareness about its own triviality. Especially when it comes to contemporary art. It's unfashionable to laud the greats of the canon like Michelangelo, but it's apparently OK to do the same hero worship to people who are alive. A bit of humour, a bit of moderation would often do great favours.
Well… that was an interesting read !