Art Activism

  • Art Activism,  Creative Leadership

    Art, Controversy and Censorship …How Influential are Artists?

    By Laura Kessler “The discoverer of an art is not the best judge of the good or harm which will accrue to those who practice it…… The introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.” – PLATO Thousands of years before Lynne Cheney or Tipper Gore ever existed, Plato expressed his own concerns about the potential influence of artists. And there has been no shortage of leaders over the years who have shared and echoed these sentiments. In the nucleus of every art controversy lies the question: Does art change…