Impact of any government and state on art institutions and their officials is in my mind undeniable.

“Wielga-Skolimowska’s conflict ultimately highlights the danger and vulnerability of cultural institutions that rely on national funding during extremist regimes.”

A Polish Curator Is Fired in Berlin, Exposing Two Countries’ Political Blind Spots

How should we observe, see and think about institutions that are financially dependent on finance coming from the government and other parties, who very often have needs they want to be fulfilled by supporting culture and be seen in a good light? Art is very vulnerable to manipulation and censoring. It depends on money coming from outside to function.

Do we have to please to get art be seen? Does art need to be pretty or beautiful? As it became obvious during Guggenheim debate in Finland, the one main reason to have the museum on the spot was that it would have had a beautifying effect.