art, a necessary waste of time.

“Money culture recognizes no currency but it’s own. Whatever is not money, whatever is not making money, is useless to it. The entire efforts of our government as directed through our society are efforts towards making more and more money. This favors the survival of the dullest. This favors those who prefer to live in a notional reality where goods are worth more than time and where things are more important than ideas.

For the artist, any artist, poet, painter, musician, time in plenty and an abundance of ideas are the necessary basics of creativity…The time that art needs, which may not be a long time, but which has to be its own time, is anathema to money culture. Money confuses itself with time. That is part of its unreality.”

-Jeanette Winterson’s “Imagination and Reality” in Art Objects

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