Boris Groys: Art = Migration

“[…] contemporary art does not have a narrow, elitist view, but, on the contrary, a broader, universalist perspective that can irritate local audiences. It is often the same kind of irritation that migration provokes today in Europe. Here we are confronted with the same phenomenon: the broader, internationalist attitude is experienced by local audiences as elitist—even if the migrants themselves are far from belonging to any kind of elite.” Boris Groys, “Curating in the Post-Internet Age”, in e-flux Journal, issue #94 – October 2018