Thursday, July 25, 2019
"The Privilege of Escape": art exhibit puts people into teams with disadvantages they can't control
Jillian Steinhauer has a review of an art exhibit Oassis USA in Manhattan, called “The Privilege of Escape”, by artist Risa Puno, described in NYTimes Arts Section Wednesday July 23.
People collect into teams and are given about 45 minutes to solve a succession of puzzles to escape. Some teams do better than others because of luck-based elements they cannot control.
So you aren’t “better” than other people just because you proved you could escape. Is this an argument against meritocracy?