Our generation has become more productive but less effectual in the visual language that we use. Maybe because of the demands of the market, artists have lost genuine creativity. Where are the new art movements? Where lies the voices of visceral dissent and thirst for change?
— Vladimir Umanets
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect. Joan Didion, "Self-respect: Its Source, Its Power", Vogue (1961).