In our Capitalism, Colonialism, Climate Change Study Group we are collectively thinking through reasons why art remains important in our time. Here are some of the propositions we’ve come up with so far (December 2017)
-Art remains as a way of making/finding connections between impersonal, abstract, universal issues and personal concerns, connections that can lead to actions for change.
-Art remains as a way of thinking through complex issues, approaching emotional and intellectual problems through visual and tactile modes.
-Art remains as a way of keeping cultural memory alive, as a particular, emotional way of remembering what is lost, what is endangered, what should be saved.
-Art remains as a way of imagining a new order.