What Art Unveils

“Art is a way of learning about ourselves. Works of art are tools, but they have been made strange, and that is the source of their power.”

“My hypothesis is that artists make stuff not because the stuff they make is special in itself, but because making stuff is special for us. Making activities — technology, for short — constitute us as a species. Artists make stuff because in doing so they reveal something deep and important about our nature, indeed, I would go so far as to say, about our biological nature.”

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/05/what-art-unveils/

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