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Out of Culture and Into the World

After December 31 of this year, there won't be any more poetry readings. Nobody will write poetry. Nobody will print pictures or make art videos. No dance performances will be held, no one will mingle at art openings. Galleries will close or be converted to other uses. A great calmness will settle over the world. Former artists will have more time to cook, correspond. Creativity, freed of traditional constraints, will be channeled into relationships, work environments, community activities. People who never thought of themselves as creative will no longer be intimidated by talented bullies. Life will become increasingly delightful and unpredictable. The rich will have only the art objects of the past to signify their cultural superiority, and their sense of status will grow more desperate and ironic with each passing day.