the fear of death, once more. We absolutely can not get out

pop stars are really fascinated by contemporary art

Jay Z gave a performance with Marina Abramovic

Lady Gaga’s album cover is signed by Jeff Koons. She has also worked with Robert Wilson.

the usual course of media visibility means artists leave the underground to gradually win the heart of the mainstream,

Lady Gaga, Jay- Z and others are going the opposite way.

Doing so, they may lose some of their fans.

they complicate their message and their music by the way, and withdraw to pop music its first criterion: the simplicity , sacrificing their commercial success on the altar of a sometimes misty artistic vision.

But, in our times of dematerialized music, their willingness to “become art” or to “create masterpieces” expresses their need to enter history, and to leave behind them a lasting cultural heritage.

The fear of death, once more. We absolutely can not get out

 

Source: http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-revue-de-presse-culturelle-d-antoine-guillot-la-pop-music-est-elle-du-pop-art-2013-12-05

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