Who needs Art?
“Human beings need oxygen, food, water, sunshine and sleep to survive. Money can buy most of those. What is the purpose of Art? Who needs that tug at the heart when you listen to a piece of music? There’s no need for the lump in your throat when you watch a moment of beauty on a screen. What good is a museum? A place with countless pictures on the wall from God knows when and sculptures taking up space? Such a waste. What good are the tears that sting your eyes when you are moved by a piece of art, writing, film or music? There’s no need to absorb, question and express your feelings about the world, your life experience, your feelings – it’s a waste of time. Art has no purpose. We need to use our resources on making corporations more profitable and our country safer. Am I right?” – Akilajna
See what artists are doing to #SaveTheNEA here