Obama increases the budget for the U.S. Department of Education‘s Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Grants and work with foundations and businesses to increase support for joint efforts with government.
Supports the proposed Artist-Museum Partnership Act (S 372) to allow artists to write off the fair market value of the work they donate, rather than just the costs of the materials.
The Catholic Church has held that publicly exhibiting blasphemous forms would constitute the criminal offence of blasphemous libel, and would contravene section 17 (1)(b) of the Summary Offenses Act 1966 (Vic).
Piss Christ is by Andres Serrano. It depicts The Corpus Crucifix submerged in a glass of the Serrano’s own urine mixed with cow’s blood. Serrano received $15,000 from the taxpayer-funded National Endowment for the Arts for the work. Supporters argue the Piss Christ is an issue of artistic freedom and freedom of speech. The journal Arts & Opinion describes the controversy as “a clash between the interests of artists in freedom of expression on the one hand, and the hurt such works may cause to a section of the community on the other.
The Piss Christ is on display at Brooklyn’s Museum of Modern Art, Tania Kovat’s Virgin in a Condom from the Pictura Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Madonna with Child is a glass of menstrual fluids.
The Catholic Church has held that publicly exhibiting thi art would constitute the criminal offence of blasphemous libel, and would contravene section 17 (1)(b) of the Summary Offenses Act 1966 (Vic).
Dr Pell stated that “Piss Christ” is so offensive, scurrilous and insulting to Christians, that it was beyond a legitimate difference of opinion. It was calculated to outrage and denigrate those who have made America strong.
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