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Here is a quick article worth a read that discusses how the White House has made a move to get the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) to push propaganda art, or as the like to call it, issue oriented art. It is fascinating how so many of these "big thinkers" in the art community have warmed up to the idea of the government dictating art...you always knew they just wanted a nipple to suck on:
Even more disturbing than learning that the White House and NEA are using the arts to address specific issues, is to learn what was discussed on this new conference call. Rosenbaum mentions that there was much talk of “leveraging federal dollars” to get artists and cultural organizations involved in social-service projects. [Read]
As bad as the Bush administration may have been, the Obama administration is doing its part to make them look good.