Monday, April 18, 2011

Piss Christ

Some Christian protesting crazies decided to throw a hammer through Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ" photograph. I think this has happened a few times to Andres Serrano's artworks. He's been pissing people off for a long time, no pun intended. Its interesting work and I think a lot of people miss the point of his concept, but I think that is what happens when you start adding piss and jesus together. Its so easy to have an opinion and a reaction, while it is a bit harder to really try to unravel what the message could be. Christian's who have a problem with Serrano's work are just seeing it as a crucifix in piss, while maybe the artist intention is to convey that society as a whole treats the ideals of Christ poorly. I watched this great interview with a nun who is an art critic and she gets it and calls it what it is. Watch away.

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