psychoanaleesis Posted August 9, 2011 Share Posted August 9, 2011 This is a bit of news about an artist here who goes by the name of Mideo Cruz. He chose to hold a mirror against the monster called society here in the Philippines. I don't like the way he organized and presented his artwork nor the medium that he chose but it is still one hell of a social commentary at the very least. I admire his quaint way of bitch slapping the Filipino people... almost satirical. Now, his exhibit was shut down because of the controversy that broke out. Hell, even the Mister-President Aquino reprimanded his artwork - as the president! i.e. as the representative of the nation and not as a personal quip.To quote him, “When you insult the beliefs of most of the people, I don’t see where that is of service…I think I made myself clear to them. You have rights but when you already trample on the rights of others, there’s already something wrong…There is no freedom that is absolute. I’m not after censorship. Art is supposed to be ennobling. When you stoke conflict that is not an ennobling activity…” emphasis mineIs art supposed to be about servitude to others? What rights of others can you "trample" by expressing how you view a certain aspect of reality? I am so indignant right now about for what this truly is: censorship in thought and of the human spirit.ART EXHIBIT CLOSED LINKIf you gentlemen would like to see the his work, here's a link. POLETISMO (Polytheism) by Mideo CruzPSI realize that I'm starting to rant and I just suppose that this is the right board to do it because this involves art. However, please feel free to move this Michael. Thank you. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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