COMMENTARY: The Art World’s Disgraceful Double Standards

We interrupt this blog for a very important and timely announcement for my readers. THIS is too important not to repeat. Mr. Bledsoe says it better than I can. Though I will probably rant about this later.

THE REMODERN REVIEW

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“As artists, as writers, as thinkers, as Americans, as people who love freedom, and the entire West, we need to hit back. Not with violence, with the truth, with our art, with our writing. Once free speech goes, it’s over.”

-Bosch Fawstin, winner

I’ve written before on the distinction between fine art and propaganda. Long story short, art is a poor advocate for policy goals.

But one thing art is much better at is revealing the values and principles of the society that creates it.

Last week in Garland, Texas, there was an attempted mass murder at an art exhibit. “Draw Mohammed,” a display of cartoons, was the subject of a terrorist attack right here in America. Fortunately the gunmen were killed before carrying out their planned massacre.

You’d think such a significant event would be the subject of intense coverage in the media. However, any follow up reporting on what the…

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