How High Can Low Art Go

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Musician and artist Brian Eno once said it best: “high art” is, by definition, exclusionary. That understanding, coupled with his diverse body of artistic work—which is often deemed “low art” despite being shown at some of the most prestigious galleries around the world—led MoMA’s curator Kirk Varnedoe to invite Eno as the keynote speaker for “High and Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture” back in 1991. His speech is now available online, delivering a thoughtful, informed testament to the way art and music were perceived a decade and half ago.