If you believe in public taste, you must have sufficient faith in the people. If the public can become infatuated with a piece of fabric dyed red with chemical pigments. then it definitely can love-or at least understand-a concrete barrel.
The public's normal state is one of numbness, but if you stimulate the public , it will reap a sense of happiness. -Ai WeiWei
Ai Weiwei. Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 (Writing Art)