Enter Into Joy

Sunday, March 20, 2011

One bite of the elephant at a time

Photo from tsunami,
photographer unknown
In context of the current disaster in Japan, the loss of life, the possible nuclear meltdown, and the untold misery beset on hapless people, how significant or meaningful is an art project? If you are one of the victims or in any way connected with this disaster . . . no matter how peripherally, the obvious immediate answer is none at all. But, I think it is a matter of scale and perspective. Against a different backdrop and over a longer period of time, art can have a much longer and just as profound an impact as an immediate crisis. (Think Picasso’s Guernica.)
— By John Katz


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