Thursday, December 8, 2011

symbolic capital

Hans Haacke (German-American artist): "Contrary to Kant's dictum of ‘disinterested pleasure’, the arts are not ideologically neutral. They are, in fact, one of the many arenas where conflicting ideas about who we are, and what our social relations should be, are pitted against each other. Encoded in cultural productions are interests, beliefs, and goals. And, in turn, they affect what is at stake for us, what we believe, and what we strive for."

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