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Artists having the freedom art?

Posted: July 24th, 2016, 1:38 am
by Chloe
Basically a free society is purely based on the principle that each and every person has the right to art, access to and enjoy art, and to be able to communicate their expressions and creations. Artists such as Kara Walker and Prune Nourry are examples of two multidisciplinary women who challenge the limit of ones freedom through exploring very controversial issues such as sex selection bioethics, artificial procreation etc.


I personally accept the fact that many artists are sharing their valuable ideas and perceptions for the development of this word, and that they should not be controlled... if anything they should be encouraged to express their mind and views on this complex world through art. Although I know there are many people out there who believe art does have its limitations... I would like to know further what other people think of ones artistic freedom.

Re: Artists having the freedom art?

Posted: July 28th, 2016, 3:27 am
by Belinda
Hi Chloe.

Don't you agree that artistic freedom matters because the alternative is unwanted political control of individuals?

Artistic liberty may not be the same as artistic freedom. Freedom includes freedom for the consumer as well as freedom for the maker. Liberty seems to apply to the maker only.

Therefore I ask you what is the connection between art and truth?

Re: Artists having the freedom art?

Posted: July 28th, 2016, 2:45 pm
by LuckyR
Few would have a problem with Old School art having total freedom. OTOH if you include performance art as art, then many would have a problem with TOTAL artistic freedom in that arena.

Re: Artists having the freedom art?

Posted: July 29th, 2016, 4:06 am
by Belinda
I agree with Lucky . "Old style art" has important connotations of bygone attitudes , e.g. romantic 19th century exaggerations of dramatic landscapes; and Dark Ages' heroic depictions of battles in their poetry. I guess that not many consumers of art are unaware of archaisms. Hollywood productions are obviously dated after a few years. It was not long ago that Hollywood blithely referred to "******". Please excuse the excruciatingly ugly word it's a reminder of how art reflects the times and places.

Ugliness however is in itself not an indication that art should be censored. Ugliness can show truth .There was a time when that word was not ugly.

Truth is the criterion of good art and censorship kills truth telling.

Re: Artists having the freedom art?

Posted: July 29th, 2016, 9:23 am
by Grunth
Chloe wrote:Basically a free society is purely based on the principle that each and every person has the right to art, access to and enjoy art, and to be able to communicate their expressions and creations. Artists such as Kara Walker and Prune Nourry are examples of two multidisciplinary women who challenge the limit of ones freedom through exploring very controversial issues such as sex selection bioethics, artificial procreation etc.


I personally accept the fact that many artists are sharing their valuable ideas and perceptions for the development of this word, and that they should not be controlled... if anything they should be encouraged to express their mind and views on this complex world through art. Although I know there are many people out there who believe art does have its limitations... I would like to know further what other people think of ones artistic freedom.
How do you feel about 'cultural appropriation'?

Example: someone wearing a Native American headdress who isn't a Native American?