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8/22/15, 10:10 PMTopic Print ViewPage 1 of 10(NEXT(b33ac452c708471c938af…sViewSelected=False&checkedIds=6000031308463&isPrntVwSortReq=FalseWeek 7: Postmodernism and the Millennium - DiscussionControversial Art and Censorship (graded)Although controversial art is not a topic exclusive to the 20th century, the distribution of information regarding controversial art has increased with the proliferation ofmedia. Please discuss an example of a 20th century controversial work of art from any discipline of the humanities (music, literature, sculpture, film, etc.) and anaccompanying statement from the artist(s). Based on your example, to what extent does controversial art make a social contribution? Are governments ever justifiedin censoring art?ResponsesResponseAuthorDate/TimewelcomeProfessor Clarke-Peterson8/16/2015 9:42:2Welcome Everyone!There has been a great deal of controversy in the arts in the late 20thand so far in the 21stcentury.Let’s start by coming up with a few works from any media we can all talk abart, music, literature).Can anyone recall something that really caused a stir and was (or was in danger of being) censored? Not just controversial, but censored in the US.Onecomes to mind for me is not a specific work, but the issue of censorship in music...does anyone recall how it became controversial and what was at issue?RE: welcomeShalom Suniula8/17/2015 5:35:3I think controversial art boils down to three things, sex, religion and politics. Everybody's brain will interpret what they see with their eyes differently. I think this is heainfluenced by each individuals morals or religious background. An example could be nude statues you see around, some people may view that as offensive while othersit as an appreciation of art and history.RE: welcomeSalvador Cruz8/17/2015 8:46:2Modified:8/17/2015 8:57 PMso far the only thing that I constantly hear about is sex and religion but not politics. Nude status are a peace of art they were their way past even though peopinto art as much but I'm sure they like to start a argument over those. Back in high school one teacher said not to mention politics nor a religion of our been.add the sexual orientation, gender, and for some reason size or weight in most part.RE: welcomeProfessor Clarke-Peterson8/18/2015 9:38:0As we dig into these things, what is it that makes them controversial?For instance, is there something inherently immoral about nudity?RE: welcomeDavid VanBeuge8/19/2015 5:18:4I do not think that there is something inherently immoral about nudity but feel that it is something that should happen. Not everyone wants to hear/sthings and not everyone is ready to hear/see certain things. For example, a young child should not be exposed to certain language or images. To aid i"censor" process for films they rate the movies depending on which age you have to be to be able to watch it. While that usually only takes place at aat home it does aid in keeping younger individuals out of those films.

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