The Safe Culture

story  Michael Betancourt, June 5, 2004 all rights reserved.


"We need art that does not offend anyone."

That a public official would say this is not very surprising given the way art has been used since the Reagan presidency as a political tool on the one hand, and a PR device on the other.

In a climate where art exists to serve the eco-political interests of those in power, and work that challenges that situation is either attacked or ignored, who can be surprised that a public official would say this? Apparently, Charles Paul Freund thinks it worthy of note.

Copyright © Michael Betancourt  June 5, 2004  all rights reserved.

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