Jonas Staal is a Dutch visual artist and founder of the artistic and political organization New World Summit. His work encompasses installations in the public domain, expositions, lectures and publications. Thematically, his work focusses on the relation between art, politics and ideology. He is known for his radical (often political) thoughts that he expresses in his work.
photo: © K.K. Mustafah, The Hindu
- “Most of the artists in West of Europe are just acknowledging the neo-liberal capitalistic ideas by being artists. I doesn’t matter what they make, nobody cares actually, it is the fact that they are ‘free’ to create art that is important for those in power. They can say, look we have a system of freedom because we have artists here expressing themselves. The real artist also tries to change the system, not only to serve it.” »
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