Art reflects middle-class paranoia

Do you know what that is? Do you see the picture in your mind? The interesting phenomenon where people from different backgrounds do not meet, have bias against each other and don’t want to get to acquainted because it would mean to get to know something unfamiliar and maybe scary, maybe dirty, maybe go beneath your class, maybe getting into situations that cause unpleasant and awkward intolerable moments: shame. To seek understanding and unity, if that was the case in Modern society, that people actually wanted to know something they are biased at would mean forgetting status and fears you may have. Middle-class freaking out and panicking is too familiar a reaction. It is especially striking within the Arts (Fine) which tend to attract people who enjoy their bubble, excellence and the glorification art brings. This is much a reason why art is conservative, stays that way, does not change nor make progress other than very slowly even though art likes to think progress is where art is. Idea of being in a perfect place that does not need to change is serving the idea of grande middle-class, ‘creative’ class for which making things expensively is a sign of something good and worthwhile. It is no surprise women are still underrepresented in art posts as male domination and old-fashioned gender roles hold on. Sexism is fine, but pornography is appalling, yes children are at risk.. It is no wonder Guerilla Girls had to hide their identity. To criticize something as this massive relic is blasphemy. As much as art desires to talk about human rights and making progress it itself is obviously above critique. Those who give critic are against art. Rhetoric of be on our side or be against and die is familiar in politics and religion, but art has been a good servant for both of those as we well know. When art institutions who protect benefits, status and image of theirs with the idea of they have the right because they are on the right side, what do they protect exactly is very legitimate question, as is how long such bubbles serve society as a whole?