Ya' I missed a point. We often don't recognize the outside influence living among us. We absorb it as our own. I suspect we are using the sounds/sights of other cultures without knowing. And, as such, think they are ours; as if we invented it. It goes back to the arrogance think.
This is my point of view as a first generation America. This tends to be more of a political problem then an artistic issue.
Personally, I think artist tend to be the same across all forms of art, visual and sound. As a group we tend to be liberal and accepting.
I did not mean to start an issue. I was just responding to an earlier statement about American artist being the best. Just because we export more pop culture then we import, does not mean it's quality....it means we have amazing marketing.
Date: 11/19/04 13:00:31
Subject: Re: some thoughts on Ted's queeries about art and self esteem and, oh yeah, looping
At 11:36 AM -0800 11/19/04, Sony Felberg wrote:
>....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
I've seen more artistic internationalism outside the US than inside.
Richard Zvonar, PhD