(in)Voluntary Torture

Photo by Ren Hang (RIP)

https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/we-need-to-talk-about-arts-obsession-with-the-tortured-genius?utm_source=idfbaus&utm_campaign=global

Could this be considered to be an extension of the commonly accepted notion that hard work pays off, working class hero, and the likes? Where an artist’s real work is to experience darkness and report from it through art to help us cope, acknowledge, move past, laugh at our insecurities?

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