Art

Seeing is Forgetting the Name of The Thing One Sees
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Choreogapher Bill T. Jones recommends Lawrence Weschler's biography of Robert Irwin.

paint on canvas
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Philosopher Alva Noe has a theory about art. He says art is like philosophy, and the best art is disorienting and uncomfortable.

"No"
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How do you join a revolution?

“Refugees didn’t live in town. The overwhelming majority were stuck in a camp with layers of razor-wire-topped fences that evoked comparisons to Guantánamo from some of its residents. Meant for 600, its population had, during my late-October visit, swelle
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Molly Crabapple's art — her drawings, paintings and posters — have ignited various political causes, from the Occupy Movement to protests against the treatment of prisoners in Guantanamo. She tells Anne how art can be a political tool.

Street art that reads "Love is Color"
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Maybe you're familiar with art therapy — making art to cope with pain. Philosopher Alain de Botton has a different idea. He thinks just looking at great art can be therapeutic.

A discarded pen of a poet.
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Renunciation can be a creative force. American scholar Ross Posnock tells stories of writers, philosophers and artists who've committed "acts of abandonment," leaving careers and creative lives behind. They weren't failures, Posnock says — they were necessary departures that led to creative and intellectual breakthroughs.

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