What makes art disquieting?
By its very nature, the language of art, like that of music, is international. Yet we often meet incomprehension in art. Illiteracy comes to one’s mind as the easiest explanation of our incomprehension, suggesting the existence of a gap between the public and artists. Against this prejudice, Leo Steinberg reminded us some time ago that the first and loudest critiques of truly new and original art are the artists themselves. This is – as he explains – because artists are mo