whose flag shall we burn?
In an inspired bit of timing, that Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art’s “Awards in the Visual Arts” winning!, National Endowment for the Arts sponsored “Art” piece, Piss Christ is going on display again.
Let’s get ready for the Christian riots, flag burnings and killings!
[hey - it's the only way to get results. right?]
[The work] will be displayed at the Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery in Manhattan on Thursday [9/27]. The artwork features a “photograph of the crucifix submerged in the artist’s urine.”
C’mon, O-Boyz. Here’s a chance to exercise your new anti-blasphemy laws. Gonna pass it up?
The gallery released a statement … “…The fact that this work continues to draw controversy on both sides of the political, social and religious aisles unfortunately overshadows the artist’s intention, which is to engage the viewer on both a visual and intellectual level. In these times of heated religious fervor it is important to remember that freedom of expression remains dear to any democracy.”
[Serrano] adds, the situation around NEA funding that “Piss Christ” ignited “never got better . . . the budget of the NEA was slashed in half. There seems to be a sort of dislike for the arts, and for the government supporting the arts. It’s not right.”