HUMN303 Controversial Art and Censorship

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HUMN303 Controversial Art and Censorship
discuss an example of a 20th century controversial work of art from any discipline…

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HUMN303 Controversial Art and Censorship

HUMN303 Controversial Art and Censorship

Discussions Week 7 All Students Posts – 37 Pages 

Although controversial art is not a topic exclusive to the 20th century, the distribution of information regarding controversial art has increased with the proliferation of media. Please discuss an example of a 20th century controversial work of art from any discipline of the humanities (music, literature, sculpture, film, etc.) and an accompanying statement from the artist(s). Based on your example, to what extent does controversial art make a social contribution? Are governments ever justified in censoring art?

This is a great example. George Carlin was a very opinionated individual and didn’t put too much emphasis on being “politically correct” or what some people thought of him. In another stand up special he performed a piece he referred to as the Advertising Lullaby. In it he used many of the phrases advertisers bombard the public with. As far as the 7 Dirty Words, it seems to be an ever changing list. Some of the favorites remain constant, but it seems like here and there certain ones become a little more publicly acceptable…