Does contemporary art have a purpose, a role, or a responsibility?

I believe contemporary art does have a purpose, role and responsibility because many artists use art as a form to express serious issues that occur around the world. Issues that the artists themselves feel passionate about and feel that they can get a message across through their art. Art can be read in any language and country. It can be interpreted differently but its not like a written book that can only ┬ábe read in the language it was written. For example, Doris Salcedo creates sculptures and installations to…..