Friday, 4 March 2011

A Sense of Cultural Belonging

Tall Tree and the Eye, Anish Kapoor,  2009

I quote Anish Kapoor from today's Guardian:

"I despair of this government, they just don't get it, they just don't understand that citizenship, community spirit, all the things they're talking about, can come from art, can come from a sense of cultural belonging."

However the Tate have announced a lively programme for next year - passing swiftly over the Damien Hirst retrospective, I particularly like the sound of Picasso and Britain at Tate Britain and Turner Monet Twombly at Tate Liverpool.

I hope we can continue to nurture our sense of cultural belonging, despite the tough times yet to come.