If Only…

This is what art should be.

Art Disturb

If only that was the case in our schools. Students are generally discouraged from attempting anything out of the ordinary – stylistically or thematically. Schools are too interested in ‘playing it safe’ than allowing students to truly express themselves in a way that allows them to explore themes, issues, ideas and styles that might, in any way, be likely to bother somebody else. Which, of course, begs the question – what is the point?

Art should not come with boundaries or restrictions. It should be an outlet of expression and ideas, even if this means challenging the societal norms. Everything has the potential to offend, so it is not the role of anybody to restrict the artistic expression of another simply because somebody else might not like (or understand) it.

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