The Political Aesthetic

From “Sustaining Democracy” to the State of the Civic: The Political Aesthetic | The New School

“Being a painter and working in a world of crisis, is that a futile project?” –Julie Mehretu

“If you fill your work with political content it doesn’t make it political it makes it ideological.” –David Joselit

“In order for art to be political must it intervene in a worldly debate or conflict or, as certain modernists believed, are there aesthetic acts that, in themselves, cn be considered political –Simon Critchley

“What does it mean to touch an image rather than to merely look at it…” –João Ribas