Not that anyone cares, but this one should have been posted already but ended up saved as a draft instead.
"... art by itself cannot under any circumstances change the social condition. And that is the necessary anbd essential powerlessness of art, that it cannot have an effective, direct impact on the praxis of change. I don't know of any case in which you could say that art has changed the established society. Art can prepare such change. Art can contribute to it only via several negations and mediations, the most important being the change of consciousness and, especially, the change of perception."---Herbert Marcuse from a 1978 interview.
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