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"To the question whether art should intervene or not in political issues I would reply that in every society there should be artistic activities of every sort, if they want to have some 'value'. Between the decorator in a porcelain factory and the passionate agitator there should be a free space.


I believe nevertheless that there are times in which artists have to be oriented towards the latter way of expression. Even though they consciously do not want to move away from their aesthetic contents, they should at least intervene with verbal, clear positions wherever the survival of people is threatened by despots. Human beings cannot exist without fighting against injustice and slavery, nor without Fine Arts."


Günter Brus, 1984

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