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THE ROLE FOR ARTISTS

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To answer these questions these essays explore “what it is that besets you at the roots of your being and how, at those roots, the concept of the world and yourself have been manipulated and indeed stunted.

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When it comes to thinking about art in the shadow of contemporary life, the writer asks:

  • Why do so many artists, writers, performers, film-makers, etc. not gain access through the well-guarded doors of the galleries, museums, theatres, concert halls, film studios, and to awards, fame and fortune? 
  • Why do many have little voice in the broader life of their communities and culture?
  • Why do audiences prefer the banal to the meaningful, the ‘realistic’ to questioning life?

To answer these questions these essays explore “what it is that besets you at the roots of your being and how, at those roots, the concept of the world and yourself have been manipulated and indeed stunted

REVIEW

“Outstanding. Penetrating and insightful. Hits the root of the problem (a generation under-served by education, the economy and the popular culture) and “an expression of the new social order which fosters isolation and loneliness.” Now, how do we fix it?”