In a recent editorial posted on artsy.net, writer Daniel Pinchbeck discusses why he considers Burning Man to be “the greatest cultural movement of our time.” Pinchbeck, in his trademark style, is equally insightful and eloquent about the cultural underpinnings of the Burning Man experience, and its place in art history.
With a nod to Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock — those for whom accolades were awarded only after the mainstream art world digested the disruption and realized the importance of their groundbreaking work — Pinchbeck says Burning Man “expanded my sense of what art was and could be. It rewired my sense of what human beings are capable of. The shock has been permanent—my desire for more of it remains addictive.”
Pinchbeck makes mention of a number of Burning Man artists, including Kate Raudenbush and Laura Kimpton, who will be exhibiting with We Are From Dust.