Quotation by John Berger

I can't tell you what art does and how it does it, but I know that often art has judged the judges, pleaded revenge to the innocent and shown to the future what the past suffered, so that it has never been forgotten.... Art, when it functions like this, becomes a meeting-place of the invisible, the irreducible, the enduring, guts, and honour.
John Berger (b. 1926), British author, critic. repr. In Keeping a Rendezvous (1992). Miners, exhibition catalogue (1989).
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