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AAD 520, Unit 6: Danger Zones: Sex, Religion, Bodies and Ideas in the Arts

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Transcript of AAD 520, Unit 6: Danger Zones: Sex, Religion, Bodies and Ideas in the Arts

10. Andres Serrano's 1987 'Piss Christ'
9. Richard Serra's 1981 'Tilted arc'
8. Marc Quinn's 2005 Alison Lapper Pregnant
7. Marcus Harvey's 1995 Myra
6. David Cerny 2005 'shark'
5. Martain creed's 2001 Work No. 227, the lights going on and off.
4. Damien Hirst, 2007 "For the Love of God",
3. Bill Henson' 2008 exhibition showing Nude photographs of children
2. Guillermo Vargas Habacuc 2007 Exposición N° 1
1. Gregor Schneider's "The beauty in death."

Unit 6:
Danger Zones: Sex, Religion,
Bodies and Ideas in the Arts

I. The Culture Wars
The Culture Wars
How exactly were the materials or activities in question determined to be inappropriate?
In what sense are they harmful or dangerous to viewers/audiences?
Does this potential “harm” outweigh their potential “value” as arts/life/educational tools or experiences?

A Perfect Moment: Robert Mapplethorpe
Dirty Pictures
II. Censorship
Dangerous Practice
Fear of the Arts
Story 1: Reproduction of Picasso's Guernica Threatening and Inappropriate
Story 2: Paradise Tour Canned
Story 3: Mural Expressing Need for Awareness and Change Washed Away
III. Controversy in the Arts
IV. Contemporary Danger Zones
Shock Snap, By Richard Lacayo, Thursday,
June 18, 2009 TIME's Annual Journey: 1989

Pussy Riot in Russia

The Qatari poet, Mohammed Ajami
Qatari Poet Sentenced To Life In Prison For Writing by ANDREI CODRESCU. You can listen (1:48) or read the transcript.
Alexander Devenport presents his personal top ten most controversial artworks:
Read More about controversial art
With a brief reprieve after the ‘90s culture wars, it looks as though the tide is shifting back in the direction of visual art censorship.
TIME takes a look at prominent historical and contemporary artists who have challenged authority and faced controversy. Those discussed include: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andrei Tarkovsky, Owen Maseko, Caravaggio, Charlie Chaplin, Paul Klee, Jafar Panahi, M.F. Husain, Ai Weiwei.

Senate Debating Helms Amendment, NYT, 1989
6 Artists Who Were Banned, Censored or Arrested by Conservatives
Top 10 Persecuted Artists
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