Monday, January 23, 2012

Laurie Anderson’s Vision of Art in the Future

“The main thing that attracts me to Buddhism is probably what attracts every artist to being an artist—that it’s a godlike thing,” performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson says in an interview in the January 2012 issue of Believer magazine. In addition to that interesting take on the godhood of the creative artist, Anderson (shown above, in concert) sees a future in which “[w]e’ll be able to be in the present more effectively” and no longer need to make art or have museums, say five thousand years from now. Anderson, always a provocative and controversial artist in whatever medium, raises interesting questions for modern (and post-modern) artists. Will art still be made in the future? If so, what will it look like? Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Laurie Anderson’s Vision of Art in the Future."

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