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His work has been included in over exhibitions, half of which have been one-man shows and invitationals. By that afternoon, the grand jury announced the indictments. At the time, Dennis Barrie was the director of the museum. I will say the lighting was lovely. Liberal Hypocrisy on Blasphemous Art. Many critics defended the piece.
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Has Christianity become fair game in our society for any kind of blasphemy and slander? The Innovative Spirit. I was told to go straight to an all-staff meeting already in progress, and that I would meet my supervisor later. Where the photograph has ignited spirited debate, that has been a good thing. His Piss Christ , which is a photograph of a small crucifix submerged in the artist's urine, became nearly synonymous with the funding crisis that surrounded the National Endowment of the Arts. Serrano developed an early interest in art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and began to study painting at the Brooklyn Museum School at the age of seventeen.
The NEA and NEH Funding Crisis
Enter your email address. But whenever Congress attempted to curtail funding of offensive art, editorial pages, faculty lounges, and museum boards launched a nationwide elite freak-out. To him, the photographs were flagrantly pornographic and not artful. The battle over Piss Christ has left a dual legacy. Thomas Monahan Fine Art. I was inquiring to see if Fox might consider curating an exhibition of Christian art on the west coast. Serge Sorokko Gallery.
Never before had a museum and its director been criminally charged for obscenity because of a public art exhibition. At the Smithsonian Visit. Get the latest news on the events, trends, and people that shape the global art market with our daily newsletter. Nor did Christian organizations exhort their members to do so. Enter your email address. Immersions Piss Christ Without them we would surely be lost.