Why useless art is useful Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Leaning out for your art Women - and men - are under increasing pressure to 'lean in' and climb the career ladder. But in the arts taking a break from the climb is sometimes what's needed. Special 2 for 1 Ticket Offer to Film Noir at QAGOMA ArtsHub Special Offer: 2 for 1 tickets to QAGOMA's Film Noir program, celebrating one of the most seductive and enduring cinema movements. First look at Tracey Moffatt’s Venice work Ambiguously located images tell a story of Indigenous dispossession, landing a velvet punch on global audiences for the Venice Biennale. Art titans wield power over Venice Biennale selection The number crunch on artists representing Australia at the Venice Biennale shows two prominent galleries greatly dominate selection. (Premium content) Premium content Graeme Sullivan Friday 14 October, 2016 Visual arts is useless, edgeless and homeless...and that is a good thing both for artists and for society. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Subscribe Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder in the arts industry Post, manage and monitor your social media campaigns using our extensive social media toolkit Promote yourself and your career to the largest arts community in Australia by uploading your professional profile Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Take advantage of exclusive ticket giveaways, offers and competitions Save hundreds of Dollars every year on cinema tickets, magazines, books, travel, shopping and more with the Member Rewards scheme ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and be part of the Australian arts community Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Professor Graeme Sullivan is the Director of the School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University. He has been researching studio-based practices since the early 1990s, and authored the text, Art Practice as Research: Inquiry in Visual Art.