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Jul 26, 2009

Ah, these “brave” artists

Yes, yes we all hear paeans to their courage as these bold avant-gardists fearlessly take on one powerful pillar of the establishment after the other. They will savage the “bourgeois” society, take on our “comfortable sensibilities”, with great heroism they will lampoon the (then) most powerful man in the world –George W. Bush (but they will worship Obama- a paradox?) and they will ferociously tear into religion-

 

An art exhibition where people are encouraged to write in a Bible has seen visitors daub abuse and obscenities across its pages.

Part of Made in God's Image, the exhibit also includes a video of a woman ripping pages from the Bible and stuffing them into her bra, knickers and mouth.

Next to the copy of the Bible at the GalleryUntitled 2009 defaced bible of Modern Art (Goma) in Glasgow is a container of pens and a notice, which says: 'If you feel you have been excluded from the Bible, please write your way back into it.'

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But its pages have been scrawled with comments including 'F*** the Bible' and 'I am Bi, Female & Proud. I want no god who is disappointed in this'.

The exhibition was created by artists Anthony Schrag and David Malone, alongside organisations representing gay Christians and Muslims.

Mr Schrag, the gallery's artist in residence, said he did not believe in God, but that research into the £7,000 show had reinforced his respect for people of faith.

 

 

£7,000! And in times of recession too. You would think that the art world which claims to be so concerned for the poor and the oppressed (such a tingle of sated well-being the artists feel up their legs  when they mingle among millionaires at a charity auction, taking a refreshing sip of an expensive and exotic something) would just prefer to return that money to the truly oppressed –the tax-payers. But taking a public grant back from the post-modern art hacks is as easy as taking a candy from a crocodile.

 

Such intrepidity. May I suggest something for their next exhibition –something that will take them boldly where no artist has gone before(and may never again). And the mounting expenses will be really rock-bottom as they already have all the wherewithal –they can pocket a  greater share of the next £7,000 the hapless taxpayers will be forced to shell out.

Just replace the Bible with the Koran! Voilà!

Let us see some real courage from the art world.

Where’s everybody?

(via Andrew Bolt)

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