What do you think is the function of art in society? Do art or artists have a responsibility to do anything in particular?
"The basic answer: to wake people up, to challenge preconceived notions, to provoke, to create beauty, to encourage community, and to inspire imagination and play. Nick Cave’s Soundsuits come to mind – how wonderful it would be to be walking downtown, head down and suddenly look up and see his dancers in the street moving in those fantastic suits!
Artists create holes and openings in the universe. They sidestep the conventional, conditional, predictable and habitual, and they illuminate and connect different worlds. They’re responsible for keeping open, playing and infiltrating culture with newness, the unknown until now, the original.” –– Mary Button Durell, San Francisco sculptor
*Source: http://inthemake.com/mary-button-durell/ (May 2012) found: January 19, 2016