Here is a discussion with Luc Boltanski on the meaning and future of artistic critique, with a text by JEQU published by Primary Information. Can download at http://www.primaryinformation.org/product/jequ
"JEQU: What does this mean for art’s critical agency? Has art been relegated to rearticulating the realm of things as they already are?
Luc Boltanski: I think that it is currently very difficult in general to maintain a critical function through symbolic instruments. It’s particularly difficult to have a critical function through art."
"JEQU: In The New Spirit, you make the point that artistic critique is a merely a refinement of capitalism's critique of traditional culture"
Luc Boltanski: ... it's always capitalism that has made revolutions. And basically, the revolutionaries have always been late for a revolution in capitalism."