24 August 2009

Art and politics

True art, said Gramsci, is about depicting life as it is now - whereas politics is always about some great future that is going to be. For that reason, he explained, the politician would always be at loggerheads with the artist.


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1 comment:

  1. art is also the playground of Utopian dreams; fantasy and the imaginal blending with the practico - and space of abstract imagination. Play and praxis always collide.

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