Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Call to action: The Los Angeles Times reports on efforts by artists to draw attention to the murders of some 370 women since 1993 along the Texas border in Mexico. Among the related works is a book organized by actress Mia Kirshner that will include art by Phoebe Gloeckner:

"I would never say I'm doing it to bring attention to something, because then it smacks of propaganda. I think the danger in art trying to craft a message is that it's often going to fall flat as a piece of art. On the other hand, stepping back, I do want [the killings] to stop."