“In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.” - Ernst Fischer

Friday, September 18, 2009

Well, if not all, most are.

"Only island nations, such as Iceland, have logical borders, in this sense. Many national borders are absurd, and the abolition of the nation is justified on that ground alone. Hundreds of divided villages and towns in Europe are symbols of this nationalist absurdity. It illustrates the hypocrisy of the nationalists, who found division unacceptable in Berlin, but sacred in Putte or Mouscron or Gorizia." (source)

But then even archipelagic countries like Philippines have problems with borders as illustrated by the Sabah issue and of course, Spratlys.

  • Silk-screen printing. I used to wear the actual shirt around but the shirt got ripped so I cut out the print and re-sewed it on my canvas sling bag which I have a penchant of using when I'm traveling across borders.
  •  Culled from a statement by this radical artist featured in one of those alternative art magazines you buy cheap in used books shops.


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