Šitas įrašas yra pagrindimas gana akivaizdaus teiginio, jog kokybiškas menas atspindi vykstančius procesus ir bando juos paaiškinti žiūrovui. Nusižengdamas nebyliam susitarimui neįsprausti kūrinio į siauros interpretacijos rėmus, ties kiekvienu kūriniu pateikiu trumpą, visiškai neišsamią interpretaciją, kuo tas kūrinys aktualus.
  1. Antrojo pasaulinio karo realijos

    [![Max Ernst. Europe After the Rain II (1940–1942)](https://i0.wp.com/uploads7.wikiart.org/images/max-ernst/europe-after-the-rain-ii(1).jpg)](http://www.wikiart.org/en/max-ernst/europe-after-the-rain-ii) Max Ernst. *Europe After the Rain II* (1940–1942) | [Wikiart](http://www.wikiart.org/en/max-ernst/europe-after-the-rain-ii) (fair use)
  2. Hiperrealybės iliustracija: “The more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away (…)” Andy Warhol, 1980, POPism.

    [![](https://i0.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1f/Campbells_Soup_Cans_MOMA.jpg)](http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1f/Campbells_Soup_Cans_MOMA.jpg) Andy Warhol. *Campbell’s Soup Cans* (1962) | [Wikimedia Commons](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Campbells_Soup_Cans_MOMA.jpg) (fair use)
  3. Vietnamo karo kritika

    [![John Lennon & Yoko Ono. Bed-In for Peace (Amsterdam, 1969)](https://i0.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2d/Bed-In_for_Peace%2C_Amsterdam_1969_-_John_Lennon_%26_Yoko_Ono_17.jpg/640px-Bed-In_for_Peace%2C_Amsterdam_1969_-_John_Lennon_%26_Yoko_Ono_17.jpg)](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bed-In_for_Peace,_Amsterdam_1969_-_John_Lennon_%26_Yoko_Ono_17.jpg) John Lennon & Yoko Ono. *Bed-In for Peace* (Amsterdam, 1969) | [Wikipedia](http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bed-In_for_Peace,_Amsterdam_1969_-_John_Lennon_%26_Yoko_Ono_17.jpg) (cc-by-sa)
  4. Elito skonis ir pomėgiai — kičas

    [![Jeff Koons. Balloon Dog (Magenta) (1994-2000)](https://i0.wp.com/farm4.staticflickr.com/3288/3053359543_30d74a3a64.jpg)](http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcwathieu/3053359543/) Jeff Koons. *Balloon Dog (Magenta)* (1994-2000) | [Marc Wathieu / flickr](http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcwathieu/3053359543/) (cc-by-nc-sa)
  5. Įžymybių poveikis visuomenei (pro-life, sekso parduoda ir pan.)

    [![Daniel Edwards. Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston (2006)](https://i0.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3c/Spearssculpture.jpg)](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Spearssculpture.jpg) Daniel Edwards. *Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston* (2006) | [Wikipedia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Spearssculpture.jpg) (fair use)
    [![Daniel Edwards. Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston (2006)](https://i0.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6d/Spears_sculpture_rear_view.jpg)](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Spears_sculpture_rear_view.jpg) Daniel Edwards. *Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston* (2006) | [Wikipedia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Spears_sculpture_rear_view.jpg) (fair use)
  6. Izraelio-Palestinos konfliktas

    [![Banksy. Graffiti on a building wall in Bethlehem (2007)](https://i0.wp.com/farm3.staticflickr.com/2735/4347286612_6e19a7ed4b.jpg)](http://www.flickr.com/photos/43405897@N04/4347286612/) Banksy. *Graffiti on a building wall in Bethlehem* (2007) | [Wall in Palestine](http://www.flickr.com/photos/43405897@N04/4347286612/) / flickr (cc-by-sa)
  7. Terorizmo veidai

    [![Stephen J. Shanabrook. On the road to heaven the highway to hell (remnants of the suicide bomber cast in dark chocolate, 2008)](https://i0.wp.com/farm6.staticflickr.com/5251/5430785294_d4df4d44e0.jpg)](http://www.flickr.com/photos/varrqnuht/5430785294/) Stephen J. Shanabrook. *On the road to heaven the highway to hell* (remnants of the suicide bomber cast in dark chocolate, 2008) | [varrqnuht / flickr](http://www.flickr.com/photos/varrqnuht/5430785294/) (cc-by-nc-nd)
  8. Nusipenėjimas

    [![Erwin Wurm. Fat Car (2001-2004)](https://i0.wp.com/farm1.staticflickr.com/35/108884209_515b6284b8.jpg)](http://www.flickr.com/photos/charliebrewer/108884209/) Erwin Wurm. *Fat Car* (2001-2004) |[Charlie Brewer / flickr](http://www.flickr.com/photos/charliebrewer/108884209/) (cc-by-sa)
  9. Žodžio laisvė ir cenzūra Kinijoje (žr. Grass Mud Horse)

    [![Ai Weiwei. 草泥马挡中央 / Grass Mud Horse covering the center (2009](https://duona.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/df40b-x0_408630.jpg?w=495&h=350)](http://aboutscy.blogspot.be/2011/06/history-of-art-and-design-chapter-1.html) Ai Weiwei. *草泥马挡中央 / Grass Mud Horse covering the center* (2009) (bet skamba kaip *Fuck your mother, Communist Party Central Committee*) | [History of Art and Design](http://aboutscy.blogspot.be/2011/06/history-of-art-and-design-chapter-1.html) (fair use)
  10. Feminizmas

    [![Susanne Middelberg. Wonderwoman 'Zwanger' (2011)](https://i0.wp.com/www.susannemiddelberg.nl/images/wonderwoman/009_wonderwoman_zwanger.jpg)](http://www.susannemiddelberg.nl/pages/wonderwoman_009_wonderwoman_zwanger.html) Susanne Middelberg. *Wonderwoman ‘Zwanger’* (2011) | [Susanne Middelberg](http://www.susannemiddelberg.nl/pages/wonderwoman_009_wonderwoman_zwanger.html) (fair use)

Pabaigai priedas, kad menas analizuoja dabartį bent jau nuo modernizmo ištakų:

[![Eugène Delacroix. Liberty Leading the People (1830)](https://i0.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a7/Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-_La_libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple.jpg/607px-Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-_La_libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple.jpg)](http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-_La_libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple.jpg) Eugène Delacroix. *Liberty Leading the People* (1830) | [Wikimedia Commons](http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-_La_libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple.jpg) (public domain)