In the recently concluded International Media Conference, there are artists who are hoping to change the world through art (graffiti and satire). Those artists who came from Syria and Egypt have provided enlightenment and lightheartedness to areas affected by the war. It is definitely a difficult time; millions of people are already suffering from the government crackdown and war, but there are things that provide a small gleam of hope. Imagine seeing a group of children singing in a street destroyed by war, a satire artwork that depicts the incompetent governance or a graffiti that highly denounces racism. Art serves as a beaming ray of hope for everyone.
How Art Can Create a Difference to our World?
A lot of us have experienced having that emotion of being moved when taking a glance on a piece of art; it can be a prose, novel, song or a painting. When a certain artwork affects us, it moves us to a place that is deeply rooted in our physical existence. It can be a feeling that is totally unfamiliar with us probably because we tend to focus on other things. This type of experience is what the art is hoping to bring.
Many artists believe that the primary goal of the artist is not only to aid the people to comprehend and be aware of issues but also to acknowledge it physically and emotionally. By successfully fulfilling that goal, the art can alleviate that numbing factor that is manufactured by the excess of information that we are currently facing these days. It can prompt people to incorporate their thinking into their doing.
Being deeply engaged with artworks should not be a solitary occurrence. Culture and art is a representation of certain things in the society where everyone is invited in order to share this wonderful experience even if they have different perspective about the world. In an artwork, different cultural articulation and criticism is well-accepted. It is an important ingredient that is generally accepted.
Different forms of art also promote the acceptance and recognition of feeling, creativity, and uncertainty. It also encourages us to continually seek for radical ideas, to change the rules and find the non-conventional way in dealing with issues. It is also one of the factors why art can prompt everyone to hope for change.
An artwork compels people to gather, share and discuss. It can help us understand the difference in one another and that is what makes us beautiful. In the future, people will recognize its importance and artist will be invited on ecological, political and social issues. They have the ability to view things in a different perspective. They are programmed to find a revolutionary solution. Leaders in different organization should highly consider their solution to the different challenges that we are currently facing.
Alvin A. Aquino
Alvin is a visionary poetic philosopher who seeks Enlightenment in life. Forging for a new way of understanding by sharing his personal experience and intuitive ideas for human development through creative pursuits.