John Waters speaks brilliantly about contemporary art and morality. NSFW language at the end.
"... most people have great contempt about contemporary art and I find that hilarious because I did a piece, it said "contemporary art hates you." And it does hate them because you can’t see it. You don’t know the magic trick; you haven’t learned the vocabulary, you haven’t learned the special way of seeing something that changes it. And that is like joining a biker gang; that is."
My wife and I had a conversation about this statement, and she felt that is was a bit unfair. She feels that while many people may feel that contemporary art is couched in a language they don't understand, most artists aren't looking to deliberately mock or confuse their audience. Rather, it is often self-imposed barriers to the perception of contemporary art that gets in the way.