Arts and Civic Movements
Today’s artists have lost the will to question the world as outsiders. Instead, they have a deeper desire to become components of civic movements, reconnect with the population and contribute to changing societies. On the flip side, an increasing number of activist movements promote and relay their causes by working with artists. Do the arts have a new mission? In this session, we will explore the tensions between the artist as both a romantic outsider and an activist insider.