CIVIL SOCIETY [fr. société civile]
Artist are usually left out from the public debate.
Artist are supposed to shut up
when it comes to political or social issues.
But not only are they supposed to shut up
they aren’t even asked.
It is almost as everyone has forgotten that artists do exist.
Everyone is asked of opinions on civic matter
the bicycle repairer
the striptease girl
the talk-show guest.
But never the artist.

1   DICTIONARY   by Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel    ( link to portail )