ISSUE #12: DESTRUCTION
For generations destruction has served as an essential means for considering and commenting on a host of artistic, social and environmental issues. Not only can destruction be connected to recreation and restoration, it plays an important role in rebellion, protest, or spectacle. Through conceptual and symbolic approaches how does the arts address the potential for destruction?
Emotion plays an intrinsic part of our relationship and understanding of arts practice. When employing humour and parody the arts can be a powerful tool to ridicule the status quo, explore cross cultural meaning and observe the role of the individual in relationship to authority and politics. Is it readily used in contemporary art? Or in the current climate is it a questionable approach?