The current status of political art is a dreary one, with too many artists lacking the acumen or the Zeitgeist awareness to create work that says anything about how we live right now. It happens, of course—it follows that sweeping statements similar to the one I just made will be contradicted immediately after making them—but while there are plenty of Johnny-Come-Latelys making films years after the war is over or commenting the month before a Supreme Court decision is due, the daily grind of making a living as an artist and the jaded ambivalence about the world outside their individual canvases usually... More >>>