“The role of art, therefore, is a reminder of a lack, that the present society lacks something. This realization of a lack is the precondition of social critique. An artwork can present itself as an opposition to the present and, thus, opens up the present to the future. The future is the realm of hope.”—From “The Critical Role of Art: Adorno between Utopia and Dystopia” by Paolo S. Bolanos
I’ve spent the last 6 weeks researching and analyzing information to create a marketing plan for an existing arts organization. SWOTs, charts, tables, and nonfiction writing. I’m multitasking like a madwoman. I have a very small window to finish writing and compiling to complete the project and… I’ve only just begun. I’m zapped! I can’t wait to get back to researching things like space and contemporary art.