Sunday, July 4, 2010

Stephanie McMillan: the need for art and culture that resists injustice and denounces evil

(cartoons copyright and courtesy Stephanie McMillan)

"Today art is bullied to conform to the demands of industrial capitalism, to reflect and reinforce the interests of those in power. This-system serving art is relentlessly bland. It is viciously soothing, crushingly safe. It seduces us to desire, buy, use, consume. It entertains us and makes us giggle with faux joy as it slowly sucks our brains out through our eye sockets.....

The world cries out for meaningful, combative, political art."
Stephanie McMillan, American artist, cartoonist and writer

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