By Mary Schmidt, Randy Martin
Inventive Citizenship asks the query: how do humans within the inventive arts arrange for, and perform, civic existence? This quantity, built at NYU’s Tisch college, identifies the query of creative citizenship to discover civic identification – the function of the artist in social and cultural phrases. With contributions from many hooked up to the Tisch university together with: novelist E.L. Doctorow, functionality artist Karen Finley, theatre guru Richard Schechner, and cultural theorist Ella Shohat, this ebook is vital to an individual excited by arts schooling or the production of public coverage for the humanities.
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Having experienced an authentic work of art, we leave the experience seeing the world differently. We know the world in a more profound manner. indb 27 5/19/06 2:29:12 PM 28 • The Role of the Arts in a Time of Crisis not change us in quite the same way. In an article in the Guardian in 2004, British artist Jeannette Winterson observed about the power of art that it … can offer no obvious return, its rate of exchange is energy for energy, intensity for intensity. The time you spend on art is the time it spends with you; there are no shortcuts, no crash courses, no fast tracks … What art can do is prompt in us authentic desire.
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Artistic Citizenship: A Public Voice for the Arts by Mary Schmidt, Randy Martin