Monday, March 1, 2010
Violence That Art Didn't See Coming
I loved this first paragraph from The New York Times Arts & Leisure section yesterday:
"When Ezra Pound declared in 1934 that “artists are the antennae of the race,” and Marshall McLuhan 30 years later called them people “of integral awareness,” both were using modern terms to update the ancient belief that works of the imagination might actually require a talent not only for invention but for attunement — for picking up signals already in the air. This is why the most forceful narratives and dramas seem less made up than distilled. They clarify events and experiences taken directly from the actual world."
read the full article here
*above photo is from Pegatina Criolla