This is the last book of the famous American art historian and was written already in Trump times. Here he discusses how art can deals with what he calls Bad New Days and one of the main ideas is the emergency of the present.
There were several movements that in the seventies and above all in the eighties of last century discuss the idea of an artist alone and in the loneliness of his/her studio. The authorship was the main question: how to deal with a new collective authorship to legitimize the abandon of the studio for the streets. This movements made a lot of works and the discussion was hard around the question that titles this book. And a new way of artistic work born there: the activism, sometimes closer to daily politics than art practice.