Curiosity is liberation, art is resistance.

Maharaja Bakhat Singh at the Jharokha window of the Bakhat Singh Mahal (detail)

Maharaja Bakhat Singh at the Jharokha window of the Bakhat Singh Mahal (detail)

A propósito da exposicão Garden & Cosmos no British Museum, Jonathan Jones escreve no Guardian:
“What’s great about the British Museum’s odyssey through world art is that it finds liberation in specificity, not sameness. It’s a little ironic that a century ago, Europeans who benefited from the spoils of empire found the exotic art of other peoples fascinating and seductive. Today, by contrast, the global cult of contemporary art often looks disturbingly like a rejection of otherness. Isn’t going to cities around the world and looking for the trendy museum where you can see the same art that’s in Tate Modern a bit like the Pulp Fiction hit man who went to Paris and just noticed that they call a Big Mac “le Big Mac”?

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