art for the world's sake
MEGA|October 2020
art for the world's sake
How can the arts be a saving grace during the pandemic?
DANIELA ESPELIMBERGO

“Art should comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable,” is a famous quote by Mexican poet and activist Cesar A. Cruz that holds great weight in the current world we inhabit. It can be hard to find reprieve from all the chaos we’re surrounded in. Even just for a while, the arts have always been a place where one can be freed from the trappings of daily life, especially now where the year is marked with unforeseen circumstances. With each month that goes by, it seems that nothing is going right for this year; but none have been as devastating and life-altering than the coronavirus.

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October 2020