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Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and d

Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

I wanted to emulate my parents - Mum captained India in basketball, and Dad

I wanted to emulate my parents - Mum captained India in basketball, and Dad won a bronze in hockey in 1972 Olympics. My focus has always been to achieve excellence whether in the field of tennis, in the corporate field, in the art of acting or in motivati
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

When it came to the stylish and graceful art of ballroom dancing, my dad wa

When it came to the stylish and graceful art of ballroom dancing, my dad was a king of the clubs, a prowling tiger and a wonderfully natural mover.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

My dad used to draw these great cartoon figures. His dream was being a cart

My dad used to draw these great cartoon figures. His dream was being a cartoonist, but he never achieved it, and it kind of broke my heart. I think part of my interest in art had to do with his yearning for something he could never have.
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To stay true to your art is such a complicated journey, and Dad clearly has

To stay true to your art is such a complicated journey, and Dad clearly has done it.
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Boxing's in my genes. I come from a fighting background. My dad and both my

Boxing's in my genes. I come from a fighting background. My dad and both my uncles were good boxers. I'm blessed with the art of war.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and, sooner or

In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and, sooner or later, it takes what belongs to it. Unconsciously and inflexibly obedient to its own laws, it doesn't know art, just as it doesn't know freedom, just as it doesn't know goodness.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Widespread state control over art and culture has left no room for freedom

Widespread state control over art and culture has left no room for freedom of expression in the country. For more than 60 years, anyone with a dissenting opinion has been suppressed. Chinese art is merely a product: it avoids any meaningful engagement. Th
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I think my first experience of art, or the joy in making art, was playing t

I think my first experience of art, or the joy in making art, was playing the horn at some high-school dance or bar mitzvah or wedding, looking at a roomful of people moving their bodies around in time to what I was doing. There was a piano player, a bass
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

When art is defined by Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, you've got a society th

When art is defined by Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, you've got a society that's impoverished.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

It does not seem that the contradiction which exists between the aristocrat

It does not seem that the contradiction which exists between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic structure of modern society can ever be resolved.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

In an oppressive society the truth-telling nature of literature is of a dif

In an oppressive society the truth-telling nature of literature is of a different order, and sometimes valued more highly than other elements in a work of art.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

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