Just found out i get into the Museum of Modern Art for free, because i go to a SUNY school :-)
Modern Art = yuck
What do you mean by Modern Art?
I classify Modern Art as anything similar to cubism, surrealism, expressionism, futurism, abstract, etc.
And objectively speaking, it is terrible. It is the one thing I agree with Hitler on.
You sure Hitler believed that?
One could argue that modernism from fashion, to architecture, to graphic design, to technological appropriation, to socio-political understanding of the family, to military science, to rhetoric, to, to and certainly film, the Nazis were not only the product of modernism and modernity but furthered both quite extensively.
Here is a quote of his. You can read expanded sections of the speech here: http://www.mariabuszek.com/kcai/Expressionism/Readings/HitlerGrmnArt.pdf
Art, on the one hand, was defined as nothing but an international communal experience,
thus killing altogether any understanding of its integral relationship with an ethnic group. On the
other hand its relationship to time w as stressed, that is: There was no longer any art of peoples
or even of races, but only an art of the times. [...]
According to such a theory, as a matter of fact, art and art activities are lumped together
with the handiwork of our modern tailor shops and fashion industries. And to be sure, following
the maxim: Every year something new. One day Impressionism, then Futurism, Cubism, maybe
even Dadaism, etc. A further result is that even for the most insane and inane monstrosities
thousands of catchwords to label them will have to be found, and have indeed been found. If it
weren”t so sad in one sense, it would almost be a lot of fun to list all the slogans and clichés with
which the so-called “art initiates” have described and explained their wretched products in recent
Until the moment when National-Socialism took power, there existed in Germany a socalled
“modern art,” that is, to be sure, almost every year another one, as the very meaning of
this word indicates. National-Socialist Germany, however, wants again a “German Art,” and this
art shall and will be of eternal value, as are all truly creative values of a people. Should this art,
however, again lack this eternal value for our people, then indeed it will mean that it also has no
higher value today.