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INSIDE BURGER COLLECTION

AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE, OWNERSHIP, AND POST-TRUTH

SOME POLITICAL REFLECTIONS ON SYLVIE FLEURY

by Johannes Hoerning

Installation view of SYLVIE FLEURY’s EternityNow, 2015, neon, 10.2 x 83.8 cm, at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami, 2015–18. 

Courtesy Bass Museum of Art.

It has always been possible for artists, at least at some stage in their career, to become benefactors and ideological patrons of the prevailing social and economic order. Instances of this are Pablo Picasso’s return to classicism entre-deux-guerres, the bourgeoisified search for authenticity of Georg Baselitz and Anselm…

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