Forget Foucault...well maybe just this once, remember him...

From The Foucault Reader:

What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is related only to objects and not to individuals, or to life. That art is something which is specialized or which is done by experts who are artists. But couldn't everyone's life become a work of art? Why should the lamp or house be an art object, but not our life?


Okay, so there's a lot to unpack here, but his heart's in the right place.