Sunday, 20 September 2015

Quote of the Week - Kapoor

Image from Ai Weiwei's installation at Alcatraz

“It is important that artists are not outside the equation, we don’t stand on the sidelines. Artists are part of the story of a response, we cannot stand aside and let others make the response.” 
~ Anish Kapoor

It's so easy, as an artist, to feel outside, or marginalized, but it is in standing - or walking - with and for the outsiders and the marginalized that we have our greatest power. Responding to the call of social justice we connect across borders and create something new.

The quote is from an article about Kapoor and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei walking in London in solidarity with the refugees.

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