Campaign of the Month: June 2012
Those who call Juisse home revere culture and the powerful have sought to harness culture to their own ends. They understand that the representation of power (what some call “image”), is a form of power itself. They patronize artists, artisans, and intellectuals who produce works that proclaim the legitimacy of their rule, reinforce their authority, and enhance their prestige. At times, they stifle crea- tive impulses incompatible with their ambition. The relationship between power
or politics and culture in Juisse history is thus an ambivalent one, defined as much by conflict and censorship as by cooperation and patronage.
More to come…