The Embedded Artist Project: Antennas Of The Race
A unique initiative offers governments a different perspective on cultural issues.
Ezra Pound once referred to artists as being “antennas of the race.” This could be interpreted as the artist’s knack for posing relevant questions and picking up on those cultural activites that lead to change. In turn, their ability to create works that instigate this change are their greatest assets.
On Frances Whitehead’s site for the Embedded Artists Project, she asks, “What do artists know?” For one, an understanding of composition and structures, but perhaps more importantly, in what Pound implies, is the ability to remain critical in the happenings of culture.