What does culture do to society?

35 reasons for art and culture

Culture perpetuates, art breaks up. Both work together and cannot do without the other. We need both for life, like the flow of blood into the vessels of our body. We need the certainty and the borderline horizon, but at the same time also the freedom and the temptation to discover new things behind all ultimately conceived borders.

For me, that and everything that resonates with it is enough to justify art and culture and not to fall victim to the financial policy prank concert in the first place. Since it is clearly not enough to just give one explanation and justification for art and culture, here are 35 more reasons for art and culture.

Culture gives space for identity.

Culture relates conditions and things to one another. In this way, culture forms a surface of relationships in which we can locate ourselves. We do not move in what we are or want to be as human beings in a vacuum, but rather relate to what surrounds or surrounds us and thereby create our being.

Art creates something new.

It is of course difficult to define what art is. You could even say that art defies definition. It is a little easier to make statements about what art is probably not. That is of course also open to discussion, but for the train of thought, I would like to go this way. A recurring element in art is the break. It is therefore rather not what we expect. Art lets us rediscover things that we may not have seen before. Of course it is very dependent on ourselves and what we make of it.

Art creates variety.

In order to cope with everyday life with its many tasks, we need organization. Organization means that we have assigned a task, a certain meaning to the many individual activities and things to be mastered, which we can call up quickly and without thinking at the point in time when we actively or passively confront them. It is often said to simply function in everyday life. Art breaks with these assigned meanings and helps us not to suffocate in the daily grind. After all, we are not machines, but humans.

Culture creates understanding.

Language itself is culture. Spoken language works because we have learned to assign a meaning to the individual sounds that we form (among other things) with our mouth and string together. This is even more evident in written language. Communication does not only take place via language and also not only via all other forms that we generally count towards communication, facial expressions, gestures, etc. We also communicate, for example, via colors, sounds, movement sequences and relationships (large to small, light to dark , loud too quiet). Cultural education is the keyword here.

Art creates understanding.

How do we actually create understanding when we only have a very small amount of cultural similarities with our counterpart, and cannot fall back on a common, well-known language for understanding? In fact, we have to learn anew, not on one side, but on both sides. We have to make the unexpected tangible. Art helps us to break up our own patterns in order to create the freedom to recognize and define new patterns.

Culture creates connections.

Culture gives us the opportunity to address target groups. Individuals become groups through similarities. Similarities can always be defined on the cultural level.

Culture creates bond.

Culture gives the opportunity to relate private-sector companies to the common good. This can happen in a number of ways. Because the economy does not work without knowledge, an economic activity itself is also part of a culture and the maintenance of it. But sponsorship is also a way of establishing this relationship.

Art gives inspiration.

It is also possible to actively “use” art to reflect on one's own actions and plans. Art can help to make breaks visible and thus make new perspectives usable. The break opens up a new perspective.

Culture gives inspiration.

Culture offers connections in all directions. Dealing with a culture can reveal existing connections and make them tangible.

Culture stores knowledge.

No knowledge without application. Culture creates the opportunity for us to practice and train in order to keep meanings alive and not let them be forgotten over generations.

Art is an experiment.

Art is. Art doesn't have to make sense! Art does not place any condition on general validity. It thus creates the opportunity to open up spaces in which we can do something that does not necessarily have to be linked to what is already there.

Art offers fascination and enthusiasm.

Art creates the unexpected on an individual level. Surprise!

We talk about culture.

What connects us gives us an opportunity to talk to each other. What was the latest book you've read? What was the last film that excited you?

We also talk about art.

Art surprises. Art is individual. Of course you can talk about it and also write about it. There are even people who buy these texts through art.

Art is a figurehead.

For some people, but also for some destinations, art is like a promise for individuality, inspiration, creativity and variety. The previous points support this thesis.

Culture is also a figurehead.

For some people, but also for some destinations, culture is like a promise of orientation, diversity, education and wealth. The previous points support this thesis.

Art offers security

Strangely enough. As an investment.

Art is a market.

Art market.

Culture is also a market.

That's not new. We go to concerts and despite all the complaints there are still people who buy music. We also buy musical instruments and we bring a souvenir from a trip. The list of examples becomes almost infinite if you compare consumer behavior in different countries. The culture of a country, a region or a municipality has a decisive influence on consumer behavior.

Art creates differences.

Within a cultural system, it is art that breaks open and keeps the difference in memory or makes it visible in the first place.

Culture creates differences.

Every donation is also a turning away. Culture is an unconscious, sometimes consciously lived difference that defines a necessary demarcation.

Culture makes friends.

We love the similarities that bind us together.

Art makes friends.

We also love the details, the peculiarities, the extravagances that set us apart. With all the breaks that we carry within us, we can recognize that they belong to us. (The reverse is not meant here, by the way. Not every break is also art!)

Culture and art teach us joy.

We love both continuity and change. Joy is finite. It is all the more important that the two complement each other in an interplay and that the joy of doing things and what we do always gives new impetus.

Art and culture teach us arguments.

Dispute is not a malignant growth in society, but rather an expression of change and its certainty. Change is always. So it is all the more important that we deal with this part of everyday life and learn that arguments should be cultivated as a culture.

Art makes us think.

When processes and structures seem to work smoothly, it can be art that makes us wonder why we do things the way we do them.

Art and culture give us input for new output.

We stand on the shoulders of giants.

Art and culture help us to think in terms of possibilities.

Only change is certain to us. The interplay of art and culture fills this change and highlights the positive aspects. Art and culture inspire our imagination and give us an idea of ​​the wide sea behind the steep mountain.

Art and culture bring color to life.

Those in oil. Timbre. Mood blue.

Art and culture help us to develop further.

We have to constantly reorient ourselves, persevere, stabilize what we do and reinvent it again. A thousand things happen at the same time, we often need concentration and a focus on details, both when we want to win something or when we want to overcome something. Sometimes we also need the full width, the flood, in order to become unimportant even for a moment. Culture helps us with this. Art can set an important accent. At this point I would of course not want to go unmentioned that there are also other things that play a role here. Science, for example.

Art and culture differentiate us as humans from machines.

You can just leave it as it is or write entire essays about it. I choose the former.

Art and culture train our right brain hemisphere.

Scientists can say more about this.

Art and culture provide a basis for education.

Here, too, at least science has a lot to say. But it is also a question of what is meant by education. I like to use the idea that education is about opening up communication spaces that give you the opportunity to relate yourself to everything that surrounds you. According to this description, it is about possibilities to form oneself, to train and shape one's self. Art and culture can be involved in many ways, as space, as mediators, as tools.

Art can be beautiful.

Yes. Of course, "beautiful" is just as subjective as the art itself.

Art can be fun.


With thanks for work and inspiration to @textmagd I + II, @Olaf_Kutzmutz, @pierrelessig I + II, @prcdv, @uebersetzer I + II + III + IV + V, @stenorkunst, @Mel_HH, @Bayernjazz, @kulturplaneten, @vanlearche, @JochenRochen, @k_propaganda I + II and @Flutepage I + II + III.

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