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[Art Strike 1990-1993]
Art Strike?... Nothing wrong with choosing to pursue farming, or charity work, or rabble-rousing, or whatever, in the hopes that you will then help the starving. But combatting hunger is only one reasonable human vocation. Combatting neuron death through lack of beauty is another. To say an artist should give up art and work at helping the starving is totalitarian crap. The starving should give up starving and work at helping artists. Just kidding - sort of. But I do believe that requiring everybody to devote himself to charity work, as a full time job, is as idiotic as telling social workers to quit and make art. To feed people in a world without art would be criminal....