“all talk, no action.” – Donald Trump.
(taken from Art Chantry’s Facebook profile) too powerful NOT to share.
still powerful as ever, if not more so now…
it’s a good weekend to create art, write new music & edit videos…the gods Neptune and Venus are smiling down at us. #createart
We had a successful songwriting/recording session/rehearsal for new spring shows this weekend. I love it when everything flows and starts to come together.
We are living in “unpresidented” dark times.
Now, is not the time to stick your head in sand and escape reality. We need to be present. We need to continue to create art, music and be the change we want to see in the world. Acts of genuine kindness and compassion are now acts of true rebellion.
when descending into Hades…remember not to eat the fruit.
Happy (almost) Full Moon. This explains a lot of the crazy, unhinged albeit some of it downright entertaining behavior I witnessed today. It’s the first full moon of the New Year time to plot out magical new projects.
In a time of darkness, does the act of striking and closing the doors of galleries and museums and taking the day to refuse to create art an effective form of rebellion?
I understand the symbolic gesture but I think artists we need to find an effective tool to fight back.
Creating art is a courageous act in the face of tyranny and oppression.
“Such a protest can only help the participants feel good about themselves. It is at best a way of saying “not in my name”, and cannot conceivably do anything to curb Trump or ensure his electoral defeat next time around. Let’s face it: art and serious culture are completely marginal to American life. Trump’s victory proves that. Closing museums is not likely to have any impact on those who support him. With all due respect, they might be affected a lot more if reality television shows went on strike.” Jonathan Jones
I agree, in fact if we all stopped watching NBC, and reality TV shows that encouraged despicable behavior it would indeed have a bigger impact.
#J20 Art Strike
An Act of Noncompliance on Inauguration Day.
No Work, No School, No Business.
Museums. Galleries. Theaters. Concert Halls. Studios. Nonprofits. Art Schools.
Close For The Day.
Hit The Streets. Bring Your Friends. Fight Back.