Why does contemporary art look so simple?

The Guardian | Jonathan Jones:

Every day millions of internet users ask Google some of life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries. Why do the lights keep going on and off? How is less more? What place does a balloon dog have in an art gallery? Or, as a lot of people have been asking Google: “Why does contemporary art look so simple?”… Read more

Image: Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog: ‘What place does it have in a gallery?’ Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images