Newfields: A Place for Nature & the Arts

Humanity is already doing enough to tarnish its precious inheritance. The activists’ stated rationale—that they are calling out the public for caring more about art than the climate—is just as awkward. If you and I were standing next to, say, a tranquilized horse, and you punched the horse, I would probably say, “Stop punching that horse! It would be highly irregular for you to respond, “Why do you care about this horse more than climate change? ” The answer is, I do care about climate change, but right now you are punching the horse.

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Art has the power to take cultural practices from where they are from and then transport and integrate them into different parts of the world without losing their identity. When the famous Italian street artist Blu created the mural in Kreuzberg, it sparked a lot of strong, different reactions that were rooted deeply into the differences between East and West Berlin. When activists are showing images of children suffering from poverty or oppression in their campaigns, this is the art pulling the heartstrings of society’s elite and powerful to make changes. Change-makers with bold ideas about how to rebuild an arts sector that is resilient, sustainable, inclusive, and equitable can now apply.

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Ironically, one of the leading theorists from this school, Stanley Fish, was himself trained by New Critics. Fish criticizes Wimsatt and Beardsley in his 1970 essay “Literature in the Reader”. While similar to Art News for political change, subversive or deconstructivist art may seek to question aspects of society without any specific political goal.

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Renaissance Florence was a hub of inventiveness and creativity, and artist Sandro Botticelli was at the center of it all. This major exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Uffizi stars that rarely travel outside Italy. The Art Story is your guide to understanding and enjoying the best of the visual arts.

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