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Brian Sherwin 's comment on Art and Politics: Why there should be a balance of political views expressed visually at public funded art museums

Brian Sherwin
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Jean -- Good points. Christianity has been an easy target within the contemporary mainstream art world for years now. It is a 'safe' religion to mock. Other faiths are rarely explored in the same manner even though a few obviously have a political and contemporary context that one could say deserves to be explored for future generations.

There is a double standard within the professional art world concerning religion. Take for example Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ" -- most accept it as a brilliant display of creative freedom. However, those same individuals would have labeled Serrano "racist", "hateful" and who knows what else had he created 'Piss Muhammad' instead.



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