Word of The Day: Art is Part of the World, Not Apart of It

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“To return things themselves is to return to the world which precedes knowledge, of which knowledge always speaks.” – Maurice Merleau. Pontry, Phenomenlogy of Preception.

Whatever we know, we know from the world thay surrounds us. Art studies the world, in all its manifestations, and renders back to us not simply how we see, but how we react to what we see and what we know as a consequence of that seeing. The world is the source of all of our relationships, socila and political as well as aesthetic. Art is part of the world, not apart of it.” ~ Kit White.

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