Saturday, January 01, 2005

Chekov says your life is bad and dreary!!!

REAL ART (and politics and culture):
"'All I wanted was to say honestly to people: 'Have a look at yourselves and see how bad and dreary your lives are!' The important thing is that people should realize that, for when they do, they will most certainly create another and better life for themselves. I will not live to see it, but I know that it will be quite different, quite unlike our present life. And so long as this different life does not exist, I shall go on saying to people again and again: 'Please, understand that your life is bad and dreary!'' "

a truly fine and noble goal for art...
hold up the mirror in hopes that the folks will see the ugly.
I like it.

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