28/08/2023 09:05 PM | Click to read full article
Art and profit have always coexisted? Erm, fine, I guess. Art and profit are more often than not symbiotic? Less fine, but let’s quietly move along. Art exists primarily in the service of profit? Well, that doesn’t really feel fine at all, so let’s not mention that. Sure, the hikes are a pragmatic response to rising costs and falling visitor numbers since the COVID-19 pandemic, a downstream effect of a broader set of socioeconomic headwinds. But something about it just doesn’t feel right.