art & politics

From: Jack Sargeant (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Sep 05 2008 - 18:00:49 PDT

Clearly there is (whether people like it or not) a link between art
and politics, whether its artists work being censored or artists
making work in response to a political / social crisis.

However, what's interesting about this 'debate' is that - while there
have been a couple of emails mentioning that this list is global -
the politics mentioned seems so often to be American in focus. I
have nothing against this, I have a fascination with it on a personal
level, but its interesting to see people pushing US elections on a
global list (I don't recall anything about, say French elections
here). I mean, speaking as a European living in the Antipodes I have
to say that the choice doesn't seem to be too great, don't get me
wrong, I'd back Obama, but, you know... Shouldn't artists be a little
more rigorous in their political demands?


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