Notion that an artist?s individual
subjective but altruistic – - symbolically and intuitively Absolute ?
increasingly intense battles for control of art and culture ? integral
getting rid of enemies at home. Cultural revolutions took place
during which all autonomous modernism was eliminated to be replaced by
modern art for ?loss in the center? of culture USSR ? Zhadonov, Malenkov
increasingly constricted concept of art ? autonomous art slow to come back
to life. Point at which art becomes a
weapon is point when it loses its power ? when power tries to enlist art
expense of freedom Art should be valued not only for
itself but also as a sign and guarantor of other freedoms ?pecks the hand
that solicitously tries to feed it?