Sunday, March 27, 2011

work vs. art

Art has once again been put on the backburner as real life money making has, unfortunately, shoved its way to the forefront. Here is a piece of news relevant to both art and work.

Art is an important component of culture. It is not divorced from it but helps shape culture while culture shapes the art. In Maine the Governor Paul LePage has ordered a mural removed from the state's Department of Labor. Why? The mural depicts the state's labor history. Powers that be cannot allow narratives outside of their pro-business / pro-boss history to exist.

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