Teenage Subversion: On the Link Between Ethics and Aesthetics by Rochelle Hurt
Issue: Art You Engaged

Teenage Subversion: On the Link Between Ethics and Aesthetics by Rochelle Hurt

This film in question is Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and its aesthetic failures seem to be a direct result of its ethical failures. Continue reading

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On Safety, Politics, and Art by Gabrielle Bellot
Issue: Art You Engaged

On Safety, Politics, and Art by Gabrielle Bellot

You must create what you think must be said, what you think should be done… Perhaps the best art takes on the world in some way, destroys it & recreates it, draws reader and writer alike closer to the complexity of the globe or even of that planet’s place in a far vaster universe of which we are specks on a pale blue dot, a dot near-invisible on the map of the cosmos. Continue reading