The guardian | Jonathan Jones:
hutting art galleries down is never a good idea. I don’t care how offensive you or I may find the art they show or the events they organise. Haven’t we learned by now that art has the right to offend, and that art galleries are spaces in which to be shocked, provoked, even disgusted?
Only yesterday it was conservative taste that found the contemporary art world offensive. Now it is the liberal left that wants to literally “shut down” an east London art space that has shown, among other things, the work of Jake and Dinos Chapman… Read more
Image: LD50 gallery in Dalston – now with added ‘Alt Shite’ graffiti. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian