If you’re in the Vancouver area, be sure to check out the Vancouver Art Gallery’s newest exhibit: KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics+ Video Games + Art. Another example of the mainstream art world embracing pop culture, this exhibit promises to be “a groundbreaking project that offers unique and dynamic insight into the world of comics, animated cartoons, anime, manga, graphic novels, computer/video games and visual art.”
I love exhibits like this, because they push the boundaries of what constitutes legitimate art. And by forcing us to think about what does or doesn’t belong in an art gallery, they help ensure our cultural output remains creative, innovative and compelling.
The moment we stop challenging our notion of art, the moment our society begins its decline into stagnation.