I posted this to comment Facebook yesterday, and wanted to connect it to Alastair McIntoshâ€™s piece in the Guardian on Saturday,
I was in Glorious Govan yesterday for Alastair McIntoshâ€˜s Kandinsky and Spirituality event. What a difficult subject to tackle in the here and now. Ran into many friends and colleagues. I suppose I wanted more politics (constructivism), more discussion of the idea of art as service with a spiritual dimension (Mierle Laderman Ukeles), more in depth on I and Thou Martin Buber and the idea that there are two possible ways to think about the other â€“ as â€˜itâ€™ or as â€˜thouâ€™. â€˜Itâ€™ is objectification. â€˜Thouâ€™ is another being with agency with whom one can have a meaningful relationship.
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