In Utopia, Thomas More sketches a picture of an attractive and compelling world, a place we want, and we can’t have. A No place, denied when we’d switch our allegiance from reality to a fantasy. Because the fantasy of the future cannot be sold to us as a place in which we must reside, we are forced to dream.
This sort of unrealistic Utopia in its true meaning of no-place, still retains its political function as an ideal: a loadstone to guide us and a frame within which to imagine
Art is a motor of change, and the problem of today’s art world is not a lack of rigorous analysis, or a necessity for the revelation of the “truth,” but instead the need for a radical imagination.
Without utopian thinking we are constrained by the tyranny of the possible. Let’s experience an alternative reality, this is what good art does, is what Thomas More’s Utopia does.