The current habit of desecrating beauty suggests that people are as aware as they ever were of the presence of sacred things. Desecration is a kind of defense against the sacred, an attempt to destroy its claims. In the presence of sacred things, our lives are judged, and to escape that judgment, we destroy the thing that seems to accuse us. -Roger Scruton
Offensive. Irreverent. Lurid. Debased. Risky. Obscene. Indecent. Degenerate. Vulgar. Debauched. Depraved. Lewd. These are just some of the words critics used to describe art that, well, just doesn't cut if for mainstream audiences. -Katherine Brooks
In the whole, entire world, there’s not a single museum for the vagina. One woman is trying to change this, and has launched a campaign to open the world’s first ever museum dedicated to vaginas. Science YouTuber Florence Schechter says her museum will feature free exhibitions on the science, history and culture of vaginas. -Jessica Brown
"We can't afford to make perfect the enemy of the absolutely necessary," Obama said at the time. But he presumably didn't intend to have stimulus money help fund the weekly production of "Perverts Put Out" at San Francisco's CounterPULSE, whose "long-running pansexual performance series" invites guests to "join your fellow pervs for some explicit, twisted fun."
At 2pm every day a fresh faecal masterpiece is conceived by Wim Delvoye's Cloaca Professional, a complex array of transparent urns fed and functioning as a digestive tract -- "a work of art that produces a work of art".
The smell is overpowering as it is fed its meal of a sandwich and salad from the museum cafe, an in-sink garbage disposal unit functioning as its mouth and the turbid swirl of acids, enzymes and browning sludge laid bare. -France 24, Defecation and death at Australian art museum
In their NAKED SHIT PICTURES Gilbert & George deal with a similarly traumatic experience to the one in the Bible. The naked human, with his knowledge of himself as an amorphous mass and, in his understanding of this, his ashamed covering of his eyes, plays the decisive role here. Yet instead of serving as the cause for the curse as in the Bible, the artists have created an experience beyond the designation of guilt and self-degradation. Instead of circumscribing it metaphorically, they call its true consistency by name: in HUMAN SHITS or EIGHT SHITS they make themselves directly equal to faeces.
Liberal, Character, Degeneracy
Titled The Back Door, the exhibition opens Wednesday and features films of people vomiting and defecating... In adjacent bunker-like rooms are eighteen more films on six screens (three per screen), including Creed’s infamous Shit and Sick films.
A small “Parental Advisory” sign warns of what we can expect from the last film: a woman’s areola shrinking and pruning as her nipple becomes more erect, and a man’s flaccid penis stiffening as it rises, softening as it falls... Some visitors might feel nauseated at the sight of a cute Asian woman hiking up her pale blue dress and squatting down to defecate.
Liberal, Degeneracy, Funny, Waste
An avant-garde art exhibition at a museum in Italy ended up being thrown in the bin after overzealous cleaners decided that it must be rubbish. The installation, entitled “Where shall we go dancing tonight?”, was supposed to represent the hedonism and political corruption of the 1980s... When cleaning staff turned up for work at the Museion museum in Bolzano in Italy’s German-speaking Sud Tyrol province, they assumed that the mess was left over from a party the night before.
Liberal, Government, Brilliance, Waste
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded a grant of $100,000 for a multimedia game teaming players with an alien who fights to improve women’s auras damaged by negative self-esteem, discrimination and eating disorders.
Crime, Government, Sex, Degeneracy, Education
According to Sheriff’s Spokesman Col. John Fortunato, 47-year-old Rene Pierre is under arrest following a report from a 17 year-old student of inappropriate behavior and harassing text messages of sexual content that he continued to receive from Pierre, an art teacher. Police say Pierre allegedly "would make obscene comments to this student, and on one occasion removed all of his clothing, requesting the 17 year-old to draw a picture of his backside."
The philosophy of Dadaism was that something is art if an artist says it is.
In 1917 the Dadaist Marcel Duchamp famously proclaimed a urinal to be art. The original urinal was thrown in the trash after being exhibited, but Duchamp later commissioned several replicas, one of which sold for $1,185,000 in 2002.
A graphic, unflinching look at the delicate interplay of desire, money and power among European women sex tourists and African gigolos hit the screen yesterday in the Cannes contender "Paradise: Love".
Liberal, Tax, Government, Degeneracy
Artwork made from semen is causing a stir in Grand Rapids, Mich. after the paintings were included in a city-wide art competition partially funded by tax dollars. The three paintings were created using slightly more than four ounces of semen infected with HIV, according to the artist -- EA Conner. “These paintings were created as a reminder that we all come in contact with people every day who are HIV positive,” he wrote on his ArtPrize profile page. “The red spots on the Scorpion and Bio-hazard paintings are actual HIV positive semen and the gold spots on the Red Ribbon painting are HIV positive.”
Liberal, Character, Sex, Degeneracy, Academia
A Minnesota college is catching heat for planning a controversial event this semester on campus in which a transgender photographer will show a series of photographs that graphically depict his transition from a woman to a man. The University of Minnesota-Duluth will be hosting and providing a $4,000 honorarium to California-based photographer Loren Cameron for his work entitled “Transgender Images,” according to non-profit education group Campus Reform. The group obtained emails from campus officials confirming the appearance. “Mr. Cameron is being paid a flat fee of $4,000 which includes his speaker fee and all expenses,” reads a message from UMD’s director of human resources and equal opportunity in response to an inquiry from Campus Reform.
There was really only one question, and it related to her own, rather than Pullman's, dark materials. Is that your poo? There it sat, innocuous, odourless, a neat pile, a little in front and to one side of her chair. Every day a fresh one. A rigorous diet ensured its healthy composition. This was the most recent version of The Home-Coming of Navel Strings, by Japanese artist Noritoshi Hirakawa. A further work of his, a tinted magenta photographic print depicting a human sphincter, decorated the wall behind the girl, completing the peculiar ensemble. Some long-term denizens of the fair would pay a visit every day, to see how she was "getting on".
Liberal, Degeneracy, Brilliance, Waste
In 2002, London’s Tate Gallery paid 22,300 pounds (at the time the equivalent of $33,450) for one of Manzoni’s merde-filled cans. With typical British restraint, the Telegraph reported that the “purchase is not the only excreta the Tate has in its collection; it has also brought three paintings by Chris Ofili featuring elephant dung.”
Liberal, Character, Degeneracy, Waste
German art lovers are turning up their noses at an abstract picture painted with the artist's own feces. The painting, on display at Frankfurt's Museum of Modern Art, depicts brown, egg-like shapes surrounded by an off-white line. It doesn't smell because it is coated with resin, German tabloid daily newspaper Bild reported.
The 35-year-old artist, Anton Henning, said he had eaten a large meal to give himself sufficient material for the painting. "It was created in 1995 after I enjoyed a meal of Koenigsberg dumplings, mustard gherkins, beetroot, potatoes, watermelon and lemon juice, Rheingau riesling wine and a big brownie," he told the paper.
Nitsch's work, which can be considered both ritualistic and existential, first drew attention in the early 1960s when he exhibited a skinned and mutilated lamb. The lamb was crucified against a white fabric-covered wall, with the entrails removed and displayed below a white table, splashed with blood and hot water. This was accompanied by Nitsch's "Geräuschmusik".
Nitsch's subsequent work has incorporated many similar elements, often combining slaughtered animals, red fruits, music, dancing, and active participants. Nitsch juxtaposed slaughtered animal intestines with quasi-religious icons such as staged crucifixions, satirizing and questioning the moral ethics of atavistic religion and sacrifice.
Liberal, Character, Degeneracy, Waste, Adult
Martin von Ostrowski's art isn't for everyone. But his new exhibition at the Gay Museum in Berlin certainly is attracting attention from the German media. Cologne-based tabloid Express on Tuesday labelled his work “crass art” and “bizarre.” Why?
Instead of using conventional types of paints, the 50-year-old uses his body fluids to create. “I exist as I do digest, as I do produce semen,” Ostrowski said in a statement on his website, adding that painting with sperm and poo shows that he is part of the organic world.
Liberal, Government, Character, Degeneracy, Funny, Brilliance, Socialism, Tolerance
Examples of events include NHS Rotherham which will host an exhibition of transgender photography, promising to ‘celebrate the lives of transgender staff and patients’. NHS North West are promoting an ‘awareness raising timeline’ highlighting achievements of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who have contributed to health care from ancient Greece to present day.
Many on the left are reeling after radio and television host Glenn Beck exercised his First Amendment rights in the creation of his own Obama-themed piece of art. As TheBlaze reported on Tuesday, Beck submerged an Obama “bobblehead” doll in faux urine. His reasoning? To highlight the hypocrisy of individuals who would decry his creation, yet defend the desecration of Christian themes.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Hate, Character, Degeneracy, Abortion, Academia, Vandalism
A Western Kentucky University art professor and her student are defending what pro-life students are calling an act of desecration and vandalism after the student draped hundreds of condoms on top of crosses displayed in a pro-life exhibit. The crosses were part of a university-sanctioned display by Hilltopper’s For Life.
A member of the group actually captured student Elaina Smith as she and another person placed condoms on many of the 3,700 crosses. She reportedly told the pro-lifers that the desecration was part of a class art project. Smith was asked to stop and when she refused, they called Western Kentucky’s campus police. The police refused to stop the cross desecration, telling the pro-life students that it was a First Amendment issue.
F--- White People
Figure1: The Logical Endpoint of Progressivism
Dean Hutton is a South African artist whose most notorious project involves walking around in a custom-printed black and white suit and absorbing the responses from strangers.
Degeneracy, Misogyny, Racism, Feminism
A macabre scene with racist undertones took place on Saturday when Swedish minister of culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth attended a tax funded party for the Stockholm cultural elite. The self-proclaimed "anti-racist" Liljeroth declared the party officially started by slicing a piece of a cake depicting a stereotypical African woman.
Hate, Degeneracy, Tolerance
A controversial exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has one fewer item – a video depicting ants crawling over Jesus Christ lying on a crucifix. The video was part of an on-going installation called “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.” The remaining images consist of still pictures and paintings that “examine the influence of gay and lesbian artists.” Many contain nude subjects, including two men kissing as one holds a gun to the other’s chest.
Hate, Degeneracy, Bigotry
Hide and Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” will open at the Brooklyn Museum in New York this November, and will include the controversial video clip of an ant-covered crucifixion scene that led to the exhibit being yanked from the Smithsonian.
Each of the 18 monumental photographs in the show, whose title can’t be printed here, pictures a heroically enlarged heap of brown stuff against a celestial background of glowing color. Including their heavy black frames, they measure about 8 by 6 ½ feet. Some of the subjects are semidry like burnt sausage; some are gooey like cake frosting. Robin-size flies perch on two examples. Titles indicate that some were made by animals like rabbits and dogs. Which ones might be of human derivation can’t be determined except in the case of one parenthetically titled “Self-Portrait.”
Franko B (born 1960) is a London-based performance artist. He studied fine art in London at Camberwell College of Arts (1986–7) and Chelsea College of Art (1987–90). His work was originally based on the bloody and ritualised violation of his own body.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Hate, Government, Degeneracy, Smears, Gay
The federally funded National Portrait Gallery, one of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, is currently showing an exhibition that features images of an ant-covered Jesus, male genitals, naked brothers kissing, men in chains, Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts, and a painting the Smithsonian itself describes in the show's catalog as "homoerotic."
The “Triumph of Civic Virtue,” as the nearly 100-year old statue is called, is sexist says Weiner. ”I believe in art, I believe in public art…But that doesn‘t mean that we don’t have a right to say, forcefully, some art is simply offensive to us and we think it should go.”
Liberal, Character, Degeneracy, Waste
Sometimes you have to suffer for your art. Take, for example, a pair of artists who will are trying to extract DNA from the author William S. Burroughs' preserved poop. They want to create a "mutant sculpture" for their forthcoming exhibit, "Mutate or Die: a W.S. Burroughs Biotechnological Bestiary," and plan to fire DNA-covered gold dust from a device called a gene gun into a mélange of sperm, blood and more excrement.
"Modern society works fervently to put vulgarity within the reach of everyone." -Nicolas Gomez-Davila