Each and every one of us has an idea or experience about what Art is or should be, independent from our educational training or our social or financial position. A concept that not all people dare to speak about in public, perhaps due to fear of being labeled culturally uneducated or what’s worse, insensitive.
This shyness is perhaps a shyness induced by interests that, in my humble opinion, have little or no relation to Art and that have made Art, as of today, into a “junk drawer” where everything goes, favoring speculation and fraud.
Therefore, the general public, the ordinary citizen, the primary Art consumer (not because of their purchasing power but due to being the primary receivers and reenactors in the contemplation of the work of Art) have lost their motivation to attend Contemporary Art exhibitions because they perceive that due to the absence of true content they are offered false arguments, lacking emotion of any kind, that they can offer little or nothing to encourage an enriching experience.
We are facing a serious international crisis, not just financially but also a crisis of values, of content that, undoubtedly, affects the quality of artistic productions.
From my point of view, Art can and should have a positive and constructive response to this loss of human values, if not, it will completely lose its connection with humanity and its intrinsic value.