04w52:1 Zeke's Gallery Interview with Marc Mayer

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Good Reads Mailing List | 2004 week 52 number 1 (Zeke’s Gallery interview with Marc Mayer)

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My interview with Marc Mayer | Chris Hand
“Artists are important contributors to our intellectual life. Forget all that stuff about how art contributes to spiritual life, or quality of life, or even pleasure, artists bring new information into the world from the unique perspective of the visual arts heritage and the growing set of tools at their disposal. We learn things that we can’t learn anywhere else, that we can’t learn from philosophy, from science, from nowhere. […] Canadians need to buy Canadian art, it’s the best investment they can make. […] The art world functions in very different ways in different countries, when it works well, there’s a strong market that supports many artists and there’s a strong cultural infrastructure that permits a certain independence for institutions to identify and explain the really great stuff as a service to the public and to posterity. […] [Other country’s] artists have a big collector, connoisseur and commentary machine behind them and so smart people from those countries who want to be artists have a shot at a bright future, though it’s only possible for a small few, even there. In any case, I view the current art economy in Canada as an interim situation. We can’t go on forever like this. We need to encourage a national market, like, now.”

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