Art is deeply connected to two realities: reward and sacrifice.
Does art have to be a rewarding reality? Should art generate incomes? If the access to art is not rewarded, does art still causing interest? Is it worth sacrificing time and resources on something that does not generate any interest? If art is not rewarding and does not generate benefits, who can sacrifice time and resources invested on art? If art is not rewarding and does not generate benefits, why do exist several institutional structures constructed around it?
Outside of the gallery can be spotted a room with a safe attached to a metal structure. The safe is illuminated by a spotlight. The entrance of the room is blocked by a wall. If pushed, the wall moves along a rail. The safe will be opened by using a code. Attached to the safe, there is a picture of the gallery, closed. When the gallery is closed, a text can be spotted on the metal shutters of the place. This text is a code. This code opens the safe. Inside the safe there is a carrot. This carrot will be given to whoever opens the safe, as a reward.
A BRIEF REVIEW ON SACRIFICE AND REWARD
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