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Brian Sherwin 's comment on FineArtViews Interview: Sarah Eilefson -- Grants and Communications Coordinator for the National Veterans Art Museum

Brian Sherwin
via faso.com
Donald -- you said, "What was most interesting is Ms. Eilefson's response that the NVAM encourages artist soldiers to express themselves creatively without respect to any political persuasion ââ¬â ââ¬ÅThe NVAM embraces our artists and their work on the basis of their art and contemplation of the impact of war, regardless of the artist's politics or perspective.ââ¬Â Sometimes the results may be deeply disturbing and emotionally wrenching for artist and viewer. The results may also be cathartic."

I agree. I LOVE that kind of balance. I wish we could see more of that in other museums in regard to this and other issues.

When Tyler Green said, "A museum can't exhibit art that doesn't exist and critics can't review art that doesn't exist." about recent art exploring war... well, it fueled me to reach out to NVAM.

Like I said, the real questions should be, "why are curators from other museums and art critics nationwide not exploring current war art created by combat veterans in the United States? Why have curators from the majority of museums throughout the United States failed to acknowledge these experiences?". Tyler Green, considered to be a notable art critic, does not think this art exists... why?



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