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Outside in

There‘s a lot of hoopla around the insider and the outsider in the world of art. For a field that is obsessed by critical thinking, it is rather strange that one should be judged by the geography that one is born in.

One’s cultural belonging is not necessarily exclusive to the person, privileged (or doomed), to have geographically been situated in a particular part of the world at the time of exiting the womb. It is just one of the many heuristics that we fall prey to on a daily basis. Simple minds need simple answers that are quick and do not tax the limited brain calories.

Culture affects differently on different people, like its biological definition, it transforms some mediums more effectively than others. Its impact on a person might occur because one is born in a particular environment but not necessarily, or limited to.


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