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Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
No need to offend religious people, but they dabble in alot of that between faiths and towards people with no faith. And the Pope is just such a Nob...
Originally posted by masqua
Interactive Installation art...
Oh, I have so much respect for it, not. I fully expect to someday walk into a 'progressive' gallery and see a pile of stinking garbage tossed in a corner and an entreaty at the door asking people to add to it as an expression of our 'wasteful society'.
Yeah... lot of work goes into that. Groundbreaking thought. I can just imagine the 'intellectuals' rubbing their chins and nodding that they 'get it'.
In this case, the tools used were pages from the bible and, no doubt, a jar of cheap Sharpie pens bought at a discount store. The shock value is enough to become an international issue. Way to go! Money in the bank with ZERO effort.
Not that they didn't know it would have such an effect. Defacing the bible, even with signatures and happy faces, is still defacing a holy book. After all, it's no secret that for most of 1000 years, defacing scripture would have been rewarded by a public execution. Great thinking there. How intuitive! OF course they had NO idea that it would be negative comments going in. Not in John Calvin's Scotland!!! After all, aren't they all Presbyterians following the dour teachings of John Knox?
Originally posted by Gemwolf
In other words if I took an American flag and have people write obscenities all over it I could also call it art? Perhaps we can burn it in a spectacular finale? We would be expressing ourselves - and they make millions of flags every year after all... It would be just one flag...
Originally posted by paperplanes
Interactive or not, art is indeed subject to the perception of individual observers; this is the most basic quality of the field. Many people are mesmerised by the art of Piet Mondrian; others roll their eyes and grumble, "But they're just a bunch of lines!"
Likewise, someone has surely read your garbage-in-a-corner comment and thought, "Brilliant!".
Originally posted by Discotech
reply to post by noonebutme
Hmmm so if any form of art is ok
How do you feel about 2girls1cup ? That was called art by some, there was also a university student who tried to do something similar in public display, do you consider that art ?
What if there was art which depicted rape & murder would you have no issues with that on public display ?
Originally posted by WhatTheory
Would it be ok if I come over to your house and start writing on your walls with permanent marker? I promise I will only draw art. Then can I use the same marker and write all over your car? Again, I will only draw art.