What is the Guernica of the Trump Era? Or rather — where is it?
Art has largely failed to rise to the seriousness of President Trump, beyond the most obvious indictments of his administration. “[T]here’s no denying,” Fast Company insisted back in 2016, “that some of the greatest, baddest, most compelling, and historically meaningful artistic movements have been born in the rubble of social, economic, and global man-made disasters.” But by that logic, we ought to be swimming in Guernicas at this point, and they’re nowhere to be found.
Trump hasn’t been the boon for culture he was expected to be back in 2016, precisely because artists have spent the last four years focused on how to take him down.