I believe that an artist should be aware of any ethics surrounding a topic or concept they are covering, even if they choose to be insensitive.
The ever-growing web of social media (particularly instagram) allows our generation to be consistently inspired by more than just modern or contemporary ideas. These ‘new’ ideas repetitively push me to create something better than the previous and to follow a path of consistent self-reflection, and as a result, self-improvement.
” Empathy is the only human superpower – it can shrink distance, cut through social and power hierarchies, transcend differences, and provoke political and social change. ”
“Your ethics aren’t always everyone’s, and while you may not be able to change everyone’s minds, you can still live and practice the way you want to.”
“I think if artists were not conscious of the choices they are making in response to ethical decisions, they wouldn’t even be understanding their own works, thus are kind of missing the point of creating it in the first place.”
We chat to Sydney creative Nikki Farmer about the importance of knowing where your products come from.
Chatting to Sydney artist Leila Fri about the importance of empathy in art
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chatting with our girl MARTINAMARTIAN about ethical art practice