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The social role of art essays in criticism for a newspaper public by Richard Cork

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Published by G. Fraser in London .
Written in English


  • Art and society.

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Essays reprinted from the London evening standard.

StatementRichard Cork.
LC ClassificationsN72.S6 C593
The Physical Object
Pagination104 p. ;
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4243462M
ISBN 100860920429
LC Control Number80670123

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  It provides a social connection with others. Art and the Individual As the National Art Education Association points out, art is beneficial for the artist as an outlet for work. Art also fosters the human need for self-expression and fulfillment, and can be an extension of the self. Art and the Economy Art is also economically viable.   Remembering Art’s Role in Social Change by An Xiao May 9, May 9, Both essays are a good reminder of art’s centrality to social change, to the upheavals and shifts of society. According to Reed () the arts function as cultural forms within social movements to transform society innumerous ways. These functions are to: encourage social change; empower and deepen commitment; inform larger society about social issues, harmonize social activists within the movement; inform internally to express or reinforce values and ideas; inform externally as a more effective way. Art for social causes. Art can be used to raise awareness for a large variety of causes. A number of art activities were aimed at raising awareness of autism, cancer, human trafficking, and a variety of other topics, such as ocean conservation, human rights in Darfur, murdered and missing Aboriginal women, elder abuse, and pollution.

  Art has the intrinsic ability to elevate the commonplace. It lifts the viewer beyond the confines of reality and into another world, such as the use of art to express fantasy. Sometimes art provides pure escapism, such as cartoons and comics. Other art allows us to juxtapose fantasy and reality, creating a world in which the artist wished we lived. The Role of Arts and Culture in an Open Society. Septem By Chris Stone Facebook Twitter LinkedIn You could say it takes a wild imagination to picture a truly open society—one where freedom of expression and democracy are paramount, and where no one holds a monopoly on the truth. Envisioning such a world is the starting point. The social character of art is emphasized yet more in the revised definition he proposed in (i) an artist is a person who participates with understanding in the making of an artwork; (ii) a.   That knowledge and experience has come in handy in , a year chock-full of political turmoil and social upheaval, which makes Chan an ideal candidate to discuss the role of art and storytelling in the fight for social justice in a free, virtual, open-to-the-public lecture at p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, part of CCAD’s Visiting Artists.