At the end of the day, our job as artists is to tell the truth as we see it. If telling the truth is an inherently political act, so be it. Times may change and politics may change, but if we do our best to tell the truth as specifically as possible, time will reveal those truths and reverberate beyond the era in which we created them.— The Role of the Artist in the Age of Trump (The Atlantic)
We see this throughout history. Moments captured, stories told, lessons shared.
Artists take the world around them, interpret it, remix it, and leave behind some artifact of their place and time in history.
It’s one of the many things I love about traveling: visiting art galleries and museums, be it a local municipal gallery or a national institute, and just taking in what’s been left behind.