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Question 17: In your opinion, how could society provide better support for the dissemination and the development of visual arts?
You can claim that people who are unaware of the benefits of art won’t bother going to an art exhibition, for example. But I think that it’s the leaders in society who have the responsibility to raise public awareness of art, and to try to open… to help people become open to art. That can be done in various ways. I’m thinking of basic education, of public works that really reach out to people, of public artistic events, of any number of incentives to the purchase of works of art. And slowly but surely, I believe that appreciation for art will grow, finally.