Why art?

The art world has a way of coming through in an indirect manner, pulling on peoples emotions in a way they weren’t expecting – Julian Assange

For human beings – as both individuals and as societies – art has always played a central role in communicating information critical to the development of those individuals and societies. Art in its myriad forms conveys ideas and information, it questions and examines. It inspires imagination and critical thought. It occupies a space both within and beyond politics.  And art has the potential to express all these things in unique and unexpected ways, having a potentially powerful impact on our psyche.

And even where words are silenced, creativity can transcend censorship.