SMASHING THE MIRROR: A NOTE ON LITERATURE, VIOLENCE AND CORPORATE POWER

Ciarán O’Rourke

“Troubling as it is, this last point is instructive. If nothing else, it stands as a reminder of a pattern that persists across the arts in the West, from the Booker Prize to the BP Portrait Award: whereby what is marketed as an effort to acknowledge and offer material support to cultural endeavour serves, at the same time, to naturalise the wealth, societal position, and often rapacious for-profit policies of the corporate sector.”

In Shooting Gallery

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