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Why pay artists?

‘Artists are the innovators from which great art emerges and on which our society’s well-being depends’ a-n The Artists Information Company 2014.

This exploitative situation has created some disquiet among artists and creative communities. 166 more words

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Has activist art lost its punch?

May be not, but given the choice in a free commercial society, most people would rather be entertained than shocked, disconcerted or left with ennui. Surely today, a ‘cultural fix’ is more about enjoyment than a deep or controversial debate. 229 more words

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Art for Art's sake?

Although the Melbourne’s project may benefit some young artists in terms of engagement, potential and social benefits, still one is left to wonder, what happened to the underlying social and political message of the graffiti itself? 174 more words

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Do artists live dangerously?

The authors of The Art of Living Dangerously – a group of performing art practitioners – highlight in what they call a ‘provocation paper’ the fact that too much focus in the new economy debate is given on art and culture’s benefits at the expense of a broader understanding of what artists do, their role and their relationship in the community life. 196 more words

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Why Jenny Holzer Matters...

The primary medium of Holzer’s art is language.  I think that it’s the representations of text, the aesthetic of writing, which draws me into JH’s work.  286 more words

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Cartoonists support Ali Ferzat

A renowned political cartoonist from Syria, Ali Ferzat, was attacked on the way home from work. The thugs beat him viciously and broke his hands. 175 more words

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I <3 Shepherd Fairey

I came across this great interview with S.F.  He discusses the ideology of his street art.  Great stuff: http://www.gestalten.tv/motion/shepard-fairey

I’m becoming more and more interested in SF’s work.   109 more words

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