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Insightful quote for strange times as the drums of war are beating
“Art is often seen as icing on the cake, something to distract people, the spectacle part of bread and circuses. But it is really a place for dissent, analysis, confrontation, celebration, rapture, learning. A place where you can do dangerous things but not be in danger, where you can be controversial and be listened to without fear of reprisal (in some countries anyway), where you can hypothesise, generalise, be specific, light, heavy, oblique, critical, precise, angry, examine the past or the future, go out on a limb and fall off, fail, fail again, stay there, or get up and keep going. Art is continually reinvented and that is why it has so much value. You can’t pin it down and tear off its wings. Or if you do they grow back.
There is art history, there is art theory, there is art criticism but there are also much larger stories about art that involve its vital place in our lives, for confrontation, healing, growing, enriching and expanding. There is liberation theology, perhaps too there is liberation art for freedom and justice.