Text topic: Cultures of Rhythms and Spectacle
Text author: Владислав Шћепановић
The paper deals with the issue of use and abuse of art in the society of spectacle. If accepted that we are living in the world of simulation, surrounded by the “terror” of media images which, for their turn, define social relations, inevitably arouses the question of art and its place in such a society. On the one hand, the dominant system uses creativity of artists-technicians who by cutting, propaganda and other forms of design (industrial, graphic, web, etc.) promote dominant values and enforce hegemony; on the other hand, the art, as we understand it, should firmly stand against the doxa and by critique, irony, subversion and paradox be a space of free expression of citizens and society.