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Art and it’s emotional value

I stumbled across this TED Talk held by Nora Atkinson, Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Since I studied Art History in my BA, I’m somehow still connected to art and try to keep me updated on the scene. Which actually is super hard since the art world has become so global and therefore huge. Atkinson presents pieces of art in her talk which have been created for or during the Burning Man festivals throughout the years. I actually only knew Burning Man from several Instagram accounts, seeing people heading out into the desert for a few days. That this actually is an event of community and art has come to me a little later. At Burning Man a temporary city is erected in the Black Rock Desert of northwest Nevada. Primarily you will find large scale interactive installation art here. The event is based on a few principals such as radical inclusion, gifting, leaving no trace and participation (just to name a few from a list). Don’t worry, this isn’t going to …