I've heard that in centuries past, the jester - or fool - was often one of the only people able to speak truth to power. Because of their inherent absurdity, they were permitted to deliver unpleasant information to the influential. We need that now. We need people able to speak truth to the powerful, to hold a mirror directly up to their faults. Fortunately, every time a lie is told, those who fall for it are made to look foolish. It seems to be happening more and more with our increasing number of media platforms. Surely someday soon, looking foolish will transition into acting foolish, and acting foolish will yield an actual fool. Maybe then a fool will be able to speak truth to the lying powerful.
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JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is a collective environment of creative visions featuring monthly exhibitions of (inter)national, emerging to established, contemporary artists.