Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
On seeing the blog posted on the ArtsJournal, I realize that another national program is conducted by an international architect with big name. I agree that the plan for National Art Museum is attractive, but I have a different concern from the author that whether choosing an international architect would be a wise idea. It’s no matter of patriotism, but is similar to the dispute that whether governments should support local artists and hire them to conduct arts for the public or authorize non-local artists of great fame to attract the masses.
In my point of view, nominating non-local artists with big name to some degree guarantees the quality and completeness of the program, which eases the person in power, and produces good topics for the press. Despite those advantages, supporting local artists can benefit the sustainability of local arts, and in the long terms strengthen the bonding of the local community. Many communities have its own diverse culture and arts, let along a whole country. Isn’t it of great importance to make the place unique and residents connected by this mean?