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What's wrong with modern art?

Will Self explores what is wrong with contemporary art, most of which he thinks is little more than 'overvalued tosh'.

Will Self explores what's wrong with modern art.

"I've been responsible for a fair amount of absolutely total nonsense in my time", he writes, but says most contemporary art is little more than "overvalued tosh and useless ephemera".

Instead of a world where Russian oligarchs "buy artworks by the metric tonne and plaster them on the walls of their vulgar houses", he calls for a genuine understanding of art where - once again - we become "capable of conveying and explaining the subtle ambiguities of genuine art".

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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10 minutes

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Sun 14 Aug 2016 08:48


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Presenter Will Self
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