September 2011

Innocence as a Political Tool

Political mythology is a more significant player than art itself in shaping a culture’s mentality. Commemorating 9/ll by means of children’s artwork sentimentalizes the event and allows us to avoid calling the events of that day acts of war. 9/11: Through Young Eyes severs its subject from the only thing by which it can be measured and understood: historical context. On show is a collaborative series of 31 collages by then-eighth graders at the Calhoun School on the Upper West Side. Continue Reading