Monday, February 20, 2012
Art and Politics
"It is a common assumption that art has nothing to do with politics. That this human activity is not a biological necessity and therefore it is an isolated phenomenon which has no political context or mission. This common attitude to art is an under estimation of its useful and practical purpose, as well as of the basis for its existence. For it is not even so much that art has to do with politics that has created such difficult problems today, as how political situations affect art and the artist."