A rural meditation on the meaning of plot and place....more
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The arts don’t pay very well, and working as a professional in a creative field like writing, music, or film has grown more precarious. High student debt doesn’t help, but it might explain why almost a quarter of arts graduates end up in business management....more
Expensive cities are killing our creativity, argues Sarah Kendzior in an article for Al Jazeera.
Not only is it very difficult for artists to make a basic living in artistic hubs such as New York, but some are pretty much being farmed out to teach creativity to the children of the wealthy, whatever they deem “creativity” to be....more
“What matters is to know what you want and pursue it,” says Smith. She urges us to recognize that suffering is part of the package for everyone. “Life is going to be difficult.” Ride with it, she urges. Nothing is perfect. There will be “perfect moments and rough spots.”
We’re pioneers in a new time, she argues.” Everyone has access that they’ve never had before.” It’s a ”pioneering time because it is a time of the people…technology has democratized self-expression.
Art journalist Jen Graves was dismayed to discover she had been lied to by someone claiming to be an outsider artist who in fact had a fairly well-established career.
But when she began to look more closely at lies other artists had told (or not told, to their detriment), she realized fraud in the art world wasn’t as simple as it seemed....more
Every coffee slinger or fry cook is a drummer or bass player in a band covered by Pitchfork. One can live and work in an unfettered way, or at least a way less fettered than is possible in any major metropolis....more
Art is an act of finding, making, and forcing meaning; a synthesis of witness and imagination; a course that veers always toward empathy....more
If you haven’t yet heard about Goodluck Jonathan, the new President of Nigeria, you should read this article.
Why does everyone think artists are terrible at governing?...more