Junk has been an integral part of human life since pre-historic instances. In return for such advances, artists have usually lent their providers to promote the understanding of science. For while the high quality arts can survive a hostile or ignorant public, or perhaps a fanatically prudish one, they can not long survive an indifferent one.
In 1971 the performance artist Chris Burden stood against the wall of a California art gallery and ordered a friend to shoot him through the arm. To convince skeptics of how the arts can affect a pupil’s trajectory, future research must undertake rigorous analysis designs that may isolate causal effects.
To make such art—artwork that refracts the world back to individuals in some meaningful way, and that illuminates human nature with sympathy and insight—it is not essential to be a religious believer. This exhibition is co-curated by Bridget Elmer, Coordinator of the Letterpress and E-book Arts Middle at Ringling Faculty of Art And Design, and Robin Perry Dana, Curator of Exhibitions at the Leslie … Read More