Are The Arts Losing Their Soul To Anonymity?

“Great art is made from a great paradox: it is grounded in the local, the specific, the ephemeral, yet it achieves the metaphysical and cheats time and place. The floating world of international co-productions and festival art doesn’t allow for that local starting place: work is being made in the first place (sometimes literally, often metaphorically) in the business lounge. And the audience who come increasingly expect that floating, international world of luxury.”

Source: The Guardian (UK) 05/11/11