Norm Magnusson’s Descent into the Political

Filed under: Culture Jamming and Reality Hacking

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Norm Magnusson exhibition at Bard College at Simon’s Rock
“Descent into the Political”
October, 19 – November 20, 2009

How does it happen that an artist decides to create political art? What is the proper goal of political art? Does it even need a goal? What about art in general?

This exhibition provides an answer to those questions and more as it tracks one artist’s career from his early days creating lovely paintings of animals to today, when his primary thrust is to create evocative public art pieces. For more information visit