arte e autoridade, john berger


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“What the modern means of reproduction have done is destroy the authority of art and to remove it – or rather, to remove the images which they reproduce – from any preserve. For the first time ever, images of art have become ephemeral, ubiquitous, insubstantial, available, valueless, free. They surround us the way language surrounds us. [. . .] The art of the past no longer exists as it once did. It’s authority is lost. In its place there is a language of images. What matters now is who uses that language for what purpose.” John Berger

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