A recent post on The Culturist about political art offerings this fall, such as a ballet based on Obama’s book The Audacity of Hope, has sparked a lot of conversation. Claudia La Rocco spoke on WNYC’s Morning Edition a few days ago (which you can listen to here) about current political art in NYC, and correctly pointed out that art is “often ambiguous” while politics is about “having a strong point of view”. That being said, political art can be dangerous territory, although I think Obamaerobics has been quite successful (and yes, that’s art!).
There are, of course, tons of political videos online (many humorous and others more serious), but I’m posting Hugh Atkins’ video that Claudia included in her post because, quite frankly, it’s brilliant.