The Role of Art and Why Art Is Important

Imagine for a momment, the world without art, no movie, no music, etc… what would it look like?

So why is art important? Today more and more artists are inspired by the reality. This TEDTalk is so great about the vital role of art and how it is seen by us.

Today, artists and cultural practitioners, rather than politicians, are leading some of the key discussions about the state of the world. Contemporary artists challenge each and every one of us to reinterpret social and political events, and crack cemented opinions as well as dominant narratives propagated by the media and those in power.

As an internationally respected curator, Katerina has curated a number of exhibitions dedicated to exploring the relationship between art, politics, democracy, the new global production circuits, and human rights. Let yourself be inspired by Katerina’s talk at TEDxGhent 2014, and find out what contemporary art can contribute to society.