Irish Times article today on role of art…

Irish Times article today on role of artists in an economy such as ours: “Many artists won’t sit idly by while our future is brokered solely by economists, accountants and solicitors.” http://short.ie/vfethq Times Martin Hayes: “And if you look at the economy at large, you’d have to say that for many years, we were abandoning a lot of who we were and how we recognised ourselves, in favour of saying that we were the most dynamic economy in Western Europe. That, in large measure, became our identity, particularly outside of Ireland.”

Gerry Godley: “perhaps we were human and went down the same acquisitive road that the vast majority of our society did, but the job of the artist is to be a constant, to be there when society chooses to turn back to it. “

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