and now comedy turns into tragedy.

Thursday November 10th, 2016

Yesterdays events sent me into a state of schock, like many others. In the first instance, I took it personally: How could it be, that my sense of reality is apparently so incredible disturbed? I never saw this coming, nor did I believe, that Brexit would really come about or that the Afd would gain so much relevance. In this context I reflected about the incapacity of art and artists to have a greater impact on society. It seems like art has completely missed the point, by positioning itself on the save, left side and never addressing the unheard and the unseen. We must not remain inactive. We must give rise to new movements, to knowledge politics, to radical pedagogies! We have to reinvent the cultural sector from within.
Art has failed its role.
What could the role of art be, then?

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