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Re: artsednet-digest V2 #1403

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CSP (duckplace)
Thu, 29 Apr 1999 10:00:36 -0700 (PDT)


I would like to check out Marcia's stuff on this
issue, but you didn't tell me where I could do that.
Please be specific: I don't have a lot of free time to
go hunting.

Also, funny you should bring this up today. Last
night, I was reading in an older issue of "Modern
Painters" (a British publication), Spring 1996.
Jonathan Kellerman wrote an article called "Pearls,
Yet Swine" in which he takes a "straight look at the
much-mythologised question of creativity and
character."

My personal response is that I'm really struggling
with issues in art that might send a message to
children and young adults that is detrimental to their
mental/emotional/physical/spiritual health. This is
in the foreground of my thinking right now because of
an exhibition at our contemporary museum that was the
result of a lot of acid tripping! And, from my point
of view, it isn't even good art! The museum staff,
thus far, has tried to push that issue in the
background, which makes me VERY angry. It feels like
the usual half-truths and cover-up type of thinking
that intrigues our children even more than if we could
have an open form of discussion with them. I think
people in authority (museum staff) NEED to be OPEN to
discussions. In fact, they NEED to initiate such
discussions instead of exhibiting "closet behavior".
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"We are each of us angels with one wing. And we can only fly by embracing each other."
Luciano de Crescenzo

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