Artistic Citizenship: A Public Voice for the Arts by Mary Schmidt, Randy Martin

By Mary Schmidt, Randy Martin

Creative Citizenship asks the query: how do humans within the artistic arts arrange for, and perform, civic existence? This quantity, constructed at NYU’s Tisch college, identifies the query of creative citizenship to discover civic id – the position of the artist in social and cultural phrases. With contributions from many attached to the Tisch college together with: novelist E.L. Doctorow, functionality artist Karen Finley, theatre guru Richard Schechner, and cultural theorist Ella Shohat, this booklet is vital to someone curious about arts schooling or the construction of public coverage for the humanities.

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This is what composer Karlheinz Stockhausen said after September 11, 2001; it is worth looking at a little more closely. Terrorism and Art The 9/11 attacks destroyed the World Trade Center, damaged the Pentagon, and crashed a third plane, which was probably headed for the White House or the Capitol, in the woods of Pennsylvania. United Airways Flight 93 never struck its target because passengers banded together to bring that plane down. Given four planes and three targets, why almost immediately did 9/11 mean the destruction of the World Trade Center?

2. The Critical Art Ensemble, a performance group specializing in connecting art and the sciences, was scheduled to participate in a 2004 Mass MOCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) show, The Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere. CAE’s installation was Free Range Grain, dealing with genetically modified crops. ” Free Range Grain never opened. According to Rebecca Schneider and Jon McKenzie: “On the morning of 11 May, two weeks before the opening of The Interventionist show, Steve Kurtz awoke to find that his wife had passed away in the night.

In the United States, African Americans were not citizens until 1868 when the 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified (and even afterward, this citizenship was imperfect); women were not enfranchised until 1920 with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. During the French Revolution, citoyen was the term signifying the bond of ordinary people united against aristocratic power, those addressed monsieur. Later, the communist comrade made the same point. Both terms were relatively short lived.

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