Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sustainability Conversations ... Art combines Thinking and Doing

"Art is very good at reconsidering the systems with which we're doing things. My own rule is that art is about art, but in our society today we're trying to come to terms with how to understand and live sustainably, and I have confidence in art being one of the fields that show the possibilities of doing this," says Olafur Eliasson. 

"Their motivation for creating a work of art is not to profit at someone else's expense. As a result, art enjoys credibility and trust. And remember that throughout history, art has combined thinking and doing. After all, art is about taking a vision and turning it into reality. By contrast, many problems on the world stage exist because there's a huge disconnect between thinking and doing."

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The iStart2 Show this week:

Cesare Attilio Cassarino is a bass player and composer from Johannesburg. A staple on the Johannesburg music scene since the late 80’s, he has performed in a number of varied musical situations with some of our top artists. Catch Cesare tonight at the iStart2 Hub where he will be performing a song or two with legend Pops Mohamed. (See book discussion: Witboy en Witbooi) 



We also chat to Cesare on the iStart2 Show this week. Find out what he has to say about the role of Art in sustainability issues and how artists can play a role in facilitating a better, more sustainable world. 

Keitu Gwangwa & Pierre du Toit host the iStart2 Show on Thursdays at 17h30. Radio Today broadcasts on 1485 MW (AM) in greater Johannesburg and countrywide on ‪#‎DStv‬ audio channel 869.
 
Radio Today also streams globally on www.1485.org.za.

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