Art knows better

To experience the truth in art reminds us that there is such a thing as truth. Truth lives. It can be found…

All the world’s power over us lies in its ability to persuade us that we are powerless to understand each other, to feel and see and love each other, and that therefore it is pointless for us to try. Art knows better, which is why the world tries so hard to make art impossible, to immiserate artists, to ban their work, silence their voices, and why it’s so important for all of us to, quite simply, make art possible.

  • Michael Chabon, in his last letter as chair of the MacDowell artists colony