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The Artist and Politics: A Symposium

The symposium question which follows was sent to various artists. Some of the replies are printed below. Others will be published in subsequent issues.

A growing number of artists have begun to feel the need to respond to the deepening political crisis in America. Among these artists, however, there are serious differences concerning their relations to direct political actions. Many feel that the political implications of their work constitute the most profound political action they can take. Others, not denying this, continue to feel the need for an immediate, direct political commitment. Still others feel that their work is devoid of political meaning and that their political lives are unrelated to their art. What is your position regarding the kinds of political action that should be taken by artists?

Given: Art as a branch of agriculture.

Hence:

1. We must farm to sustain life.

2. We

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