Yes, me too. But both are needed: perspective and outrage. Egad, tng, there's so much to learn. I'm just reading about how the art critic John Berger won the Booker Prize for literature for a novel in 1972 -- but because the Booker Prize was funded by the Caribbean sugar plantations, Berger donated half the prize money to Britain's Black Panthers. Further,
Oil painting did to appearances what capital did to social relations. It reduced everything to the equality of objects. Everything became exchangeable because everything became a commodity. All reality was mechanically measured by its materiality. Anyone interested in John Berger and his Ways of Seeing, can look here.
Maybe that's why I have always been indifferent, even a little hostile, about art (and artists, but not mk)
Meanwhile, I am -- for real -- planning a trip to Harbor Springs MI via Ann Arbor the week of August 5. But who will be in Michigan in August?