In addition to the doing of art (the forever attempt at achieving it, I mean), I do like to think aloud** on it and I would appreciate your joining me in that conversation. My subject, "Art, The Arts & Policy," is an exploration beyond the "I like it," "I hate it" dimensions, going right down to the very literal impact.
When does art cause policy to change? By policy, I mean not only the traditional set of laws, regulations, decrees, etc., but also the effective policy implied by our behavior. When does art force us to change the way we live? How has art, a specific piece, changed your life?
To narrow the frame, I examine the three-way intersection of "Art" - the stuff that endures over time and the legitimate attempts at that; "The Arts" - the folks, forces and institutions that make up the art world; and "Policy" as just described here.
Via the link immediattely below, please see the introductory article, with our first example coming from the experience of The Honorable Edward J. Perkins, former U.S. ambassador to South Africa (1986-89), the United Nations (1992-93), and Australia (1993-96).