Do gallery spaces complicate or simplify our observation of modern art, asks Mahi Shah.
Oscar Wilde once wrote that ‘the artist should never try to be popular. Rather the public should be more artistic’. If the power of art lies in the subjectivity of the viewer, it falls upon us, as individuals, to engage with, relate to and interpret works of art. The viewer’s interaction with a work of art undeniably determines how the art is received; the gallery space refines and conditions this interaction, and yet it is often overlooked.... Keep reading on Varsity