Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hmm ...

... The Art of 9/11 | Bryan Appleyard. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

I wonder if maybe we are asking too much of art. The idea that every great or terrible event must be somehow memorialized by art seems dubious to me, as does the idea that artists are somehow uniquely qualified to address such matters. It is another example of making art into religion, though the result is usually just editorializing.

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