....If we, Americans, are the strongest, it's because we get an influx of world diversity. I suspect US artistic diversity is strongest on the west/east coast where there is more exposer to outside influence.
Personally, I think Americas suffer from isolationism and arrogance. I hear and see far cooler works outside our borders. I also think audiences for both audio and visual works of art are more accepting outside the US boarders. In the US, if it's not pushed by media/popular establishments art has no value.
Date: 11/19/04 11:26:06
Subject: Re: some thoughts on Ted's queeries about art and self esteem and, oh yeah, looping
At 3:54 AM -0800 11/19/04, Travis Hartnett wrote:
>in my opinion--I'm afraid to appear chauvinistic but--American
>artists are among the strongest in the world.
Would you care to back that up?
Richard Zvonar, PhD