Do We Need Art for a Better Society?

The history of art begins with the the history of human beings. Before human knew how to call it ‘art’, ‘art’ already existed. This form of expression and creation were even earlier then the formation of our society. The modern society we are living in nowadays was not well-developed until the Enlightenment in the 18th century; whereas art already happened in caves of the Stone Age in which nobody intended to build a structured society.

Denise Buisman Pilger in the city

It has been a long discussion in both Eastern and Western philosophies on the importance of art to the society (to the ‘country’ — before ‘society’). Although great ancient Greek philosophers like Socrates and Plato do not give many credits to the function of art to the society, Eastern philosophy like Confucianism stresses how art could help a country’s development.

Our society today emphasizes efficiency. Under this result-oriented context, is art carrying out its duty properly?

BBuzzArt artists involving art to their communities — Radmer Lenasch, Denise Buisman Pilger and Jaeyoung Park

Through the project of UNESCO Creative Cities Network x BBuzzArt, we hope to generate engaging dialogues concerning the importance of art and culture in developing communities. Beyond the canvas, how artists involve art to their societies, how they offer elements of politics, of growth and their challenges expressed to others in a relatable matter are our concerns.

See the opinions of our chosen artists now:

  1. Denise Buisman Pilger:
  2. Jaeyoung Park:
  3. Davide Rodoquino:
  4. Radmer Lenasch:
  5. Odinakachi Kingsley Okoroafor:

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