Unstuck Art

December 12th, 2004

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Piss Christ, Andres Serrano’s photograph of a crucifix immersed in his own urine, thrust Serranos into the culture wars of the 1990s.  During that period, Serranos touched on social and religious themes, using bodily fluids such as milk, menstrual blood and semen.   Many art critics praised his works as expressing “concern about the Church’s position on many contemporary issues” or simply exercising his “freedom of expression.”

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What is "Art"?

December 6th, 2004

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Do you remember the flap in 1989 when Andres Serrano unveiled his highly offensive Piss Christ?  The problem was that those in the arts community weren’t offended!  “Art is expression.”  “He has a right to paint what he wants to.”  Christians were rightly offended; but pretty much mute as to why Serrano’s art could not be considered as art.  What would you say?

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What is “Art”?

December 6th, 2004

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Do you remember the flap in 1989 when Andres Serrano unveiled his highly offensive Piss Christ?  The problem was that those in the arts community weren’t offended!  “Art is expression.”  “He has a right to paint what he wants to.”  Christians were rightly offended; but pretty much mute as to why Serrano’s art could not be considered as art.  What would you say?

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