Art Quote of the Day

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

David Foster Wallace was right: Irony is ruining our culture

"How does art progress from irony and cynicism to something sincere and redeeming? ... In the present moment, where does art rise above ironic ridicule an d aspire to greatness, in terms of challenging convention and elevating the human spirit? Where does art build on the best of human creation and also open possibilities for the future? What does inspired art-making look like? ... We must move toward ... the possibility of something greater. The best art can inspire us and push us closer."

From Matt Ashby and Brendan Carroll in Salon