July 12, 2021
Preservation or Reformation?
by Johanna Schwarzl
Last week we read an interview on www.opern.news with director of the Styriarte music festival, Mathis Huber. In the interview Mathis says:
“It has been proven that society doesn’t miss the so-called bourgeois high-culture when it’s suddenly not there anymore. The Lamento about the closings of theaters mainly came from the cultural sector itself. […] I have observed that art is not to be found at the center of society but rather in its periphery, somewhere between public swimming pools and brothels. This observation is quite healthy, because it forces us to seek for ‘therapies’ which will bring art back into the heart of society. Of course, I exaggerate slightly but I find it curative to be made aware of the fact that the cultural sector only moves in its own bubble and mistakenly believes that this bubble encompasses the entire world.” (Burianek, Stephan: „Das klassische Bildungsbürgertum ist ausgestorben“ (24.06.2021).