CITY COLLAGE: DEFUNDING THE ARTS

Artist Jacob Broussard contemplates commodified art.

City-Collage

Jacob Broussard, Utilitarian Landscape (Land of Many Uses), digital collage, 2017

The Trump administration’s proposed elimination of an already embarrassingly small amount of funding toward the arts threatens more than artists’ livelihoods; it is a gesture of constraint — one, based in control, that reduces critical engagement and the questioning of authority. AcA Director Gerd Wuestemann recently addressed our community with a powerful sentiment: Great art deserves a better nation. — JB

Jacob Broussard is an artist and independent curator. He works in painting, sculpture and installation.

Editor’s Note: City Collage is a collaboration between journalists and artists. The resulting works are inspired by public statements captured in the news and on social media and collected by The Current.

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