MUSEUM International N°244: What Can Art Still Do? (periodical)

MUSEUM International N°244: What Can Art Still Do? (periodical)

    ‘‘Art will save the world’’. One hundred and fifty years after Dostoyevsky’s triumphant declaration, UNESCO asked, with a touch of scepticism, ‘‘What power does Art still have?’’

    Between the mid 19th century and the start of the 21st, then, it seems that doubt has crept in concerning the power of Art in human destiny. It is true that, in the meantime, the world has undergone profound upheaval, and its intellectual, political and cultural foundations have been shaken by colonisation, totalitarianism and national and international conflicts. The history of the last century, then, has done much to endanger the force of Art. So we were justified in asking the question.

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    • Publication Date: 15-05-2010