Wah wah whaaaaaaaat???
May 23, 2008 4:49 AM Subscribe
posted by strawberryviagra (31 comments total)
Art and child exploitation. Where [nsfw] do we
stop? The Sistine Chapel? Bill Henson
the new whipping boy in the latest philistine frenzy
Brief background: Bill Henson
is a long established and much lauded Australian artist. He was the first artist to represent photography at the 46th Venice Bienalle in 1994 (can't find the citation)
, and has been exhibiting and evolving these works for 30 years.......All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.....
This post was deleted for the following reason: this would probably be better in the existing thread or as a less screedy sounding post - really the topic of NSFW art + kids etc doesn't need to be done every day on MeFi. -- jessamyn