TransAct 26

TransAct Statement

Artists have to be alerted to those who wish to manipulate art for their own ends, to control ideas and to restrict the free actions from which all creativity comes. Artists from many points of view, from many cultures, often very divergent in how they view the world, must recognize the threats, direct or inferred, from those who seek to gain or maintain political power.

Austrian artists are alert to potential threats to their autonomy and freedom and will know how to fight in order that free inquiry, free movement into the modern world, is kept alive. We join with Austrian artists and all those who stand for resistance to reactionary attempts to block open possibilities for an open world. Austrian artists will know who they have to fight for their liberties and artists internationally will support them.

Leon Golub
Nancy Spero

New York, 29. März 2K