In order to qualify for grants and stipends to generate income in the years around 2000, an artist had to prove that ones work was “socially relevant”. The meaning of the term was kept vague.
In today’s global world the differences between social groups are vanishing. We can see a fusion between all living creatures.
If we look at society, we can see that art and culture don’t have much relevancy (anymore). They, together with much of our social behavior, have been commercialized, industrialized and capitalized. Styles have become standardized. This leaves the work of an individual and autonomous artist floating like a drop of water in the ocean. So let’s take a look at the bigger picture.