Mindful Monday with John Berger

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“I can’t tell you what art does and how it does it, but I know that art has often judged the judges, pleaded revenge to the innocent and shown to the future what the past has suffered, so that it has never been forgotten.

I know too that the powerful fear art, whatever its form, when it does this, and that amongst the people such art sometimes runs like a rumour and a legend because it makes sense of what life’s brutalities cannot, a sense that unites us, for it is inseparable from a justice at last. Art, when it functions like this, becomes a meeting-place of the invisible, the irreducible, the enduring, guts and honour.”

 John Berger (Ways of Seeing)

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3 thoughts on “Mindful Monday with John Berger

  1. What an amazing quote to start the day – LOVING THIS – thanks handsome and pretty xx

  2. Aslong as the art is ‘good art’. Otherwise, following the elitist trends set by Greenberg and formerly Adorno, Berger would have you question whether you are actually even talking about art in the first place. Two words. Rolf ‘Bloody’ Harris. 😉

  3. As long as what we are talking about is ‘good’ art. Otherwise, continuing the elitist trend set by Adorno and perpetrated by Greenberg, what we may like and find inspirational may not according to Berger, even be art at all. They would all call Blogging ‘Kitsch’ which is a scathing insult from their viewpoints.

    In short, maybe we should never quote or trust an art critic unless you are willing to put the boot in to them as well.

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