Sunday, March 4, 2018

Speaking of culture

Thinking about change
Netica “Nettie” Symonette at the opening of “Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism” which will be on view at the NAGB through March 11, 2018.

By Ian Bethell-Bennett

Over the last few weeks we have been journeying through “Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism” and discussing linkages with the upcoming show “We Suffer To Remain”, an international collaboration between the British Council and The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Writing this piece from Dubai at the Chamber of Commerce conference for Latin America and preparing for Expo 2020, the polemics of culture become more clearly abstracted.

So much of our culture and life resides beneath the surface. From time to time it surfaces to be revealed in stunning works of art, vibrant crafts, suggestive and politically critical music, or just fried into a fried-dry piece of chicken. We overlook that we exist in culture and that our culture dictates how we think about who we are and how we respond to a crisis. Read more >>