Entwining art and life, absence and recollection, parent and child, Song Dong bridges the gap between the past and present, allowing him to forge new paths and relations in the future. Nor does it resemble how the activists themselves have talked about their actions. The aim of Just Stop Oil and Letzte Generation has been to wheedle people for not caring more about the climate crisis. Yet even if one were inclined to defend their tactics—and argue, for example, that the activists showed admirable restraint by choosing to defile paintings that were protected by a pane of glass—the protests still fail on their own terms. A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts.
- Since 1896, the Carnegie International, North America’s longest-running exhibition of international contemporary art, has provided an overview of how art and artists respond to the critical questions of the times.
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