Up the polemic: Politics is in art’s firing line

The Times / Drawing the president’s genitals is now a thing, so to speak. Ayanda Mabulu, Brett Murray and Anton Kannemeyer are all currently high profile presidential genital protagonists. Is it art? A personal attack? Thinly veiled self- promotion? Extensive media coverage around these questions creates the impression that – regardless of the answers – political art equates to great business. But while established artists can leverage the career benefits of political tumult, the reality for emerging artists is far more nuanced.Read More Here

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