All Nations Have Their Moments of Foolishness, 2006ANITA EVERHART
I m a Humanities student at ARC in Sacrament, CA.My class just took a trip to The Crocker Art Museum and I found your piece "All Nations Have Their Moments of Foolishness, 2006" to be outstanding. I am writing a pice for my class on my impression of my favorite piece from the trip and would like to know what inspired you to create this piece? Thank you, Anita Everhart
Art as Expression
David Bruce (02/27/2006)
There are some lyrics that go, "Art as expression, not as market campaigns, will still capture our imaginations." Only since Bush has been President have Americans become so sensitive to political expression. There have been calls for censorship on the left and right.
Mr. Notkin spoke at the Alabama Clay Conference this weekend, citing André Malraux, "All art is a revolt against man's fate, and art is a means of transcendence."
With every political upheaval, be it revolution or suppression, art can and has made the boldest statements.
You Wisdom is Neededlinda bailey
My professor has asked me this question and I have no answer for it. She has pointed you out as some very knowledgable about the subject so I ask you this question. Opinion: Do you feel politics has a place in the art world? Not simply government presidential primaries but art commenting on politics such as anti-war efforts, save the manatees, minority rights, feminism etc. Discuss why or why not? What makes a work political? Give examples of art works. Try researching Robert Arneson or Richard Notkin if you get stumped.