Monday, December 05, 2011

Artists, musicians and writers illuminate Occupy Movement

Artwork by Cristy C. Road
Great article, "Occupy Your Imagination," by Michele Elam and Jennifer DeVere Brody in the 12/5 issue of Boston Review. All about the importance of the expressive arts to the Occupy Movement:
The [Occupy] movement’s new wave of organic creative expression revives the idea of art as necessity for an engaged citizenry. This is not self-referential art for art’s sake—art that pleases only the artist. Rather, this is timely art—art of and for the times—that is self-consciously responsive to immediate social concerns. Occupy has re-established art as a unique vehicle for social analysis and collective action.

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