Censor and be damned! APAFT

Robb, Julie. Censor and be damned! [online]. Artlink, v.18, no.3, Sept 1998: 15-16. Availability: ISSN: 0727-1239. [cited 09 Mar 11]. censor and be dammed click on link to see article favorite bits Nevertheless, an officious bystander will find it difficult to argue that they were caused offence by a work or art if they were … Continue reading

Crossing the fine line: the case of Concetta Petrillo APAFT

Archer, Allison. Crossing the fine line: the case of Concetta Petrillo [online]. Artlink, v.18, no.3, Sept 1998: 54-56. Availability: ISSN: 0727-1239. [cited 09 Mar 11]. crossing the fine line click on link to see the article favorite bit the current legislation left police with the power to make decisions as to whether artworks were indecent … Continue reading

An accelerated life [Interview with Lydia Lunch by Farmer, Caroline.] APAFT

Lunch, Lydia. An accelerated life [Interview with Lydia Lunch by Farmer, Caroline.] [online]. Artlink, v.18, no.3, Sept 1998: 67-68. Availability: ISSN: 0727-1239. [cited 09 Mar 11]. an accelerated life click on link to see article favorite bits The goal of pornography is satisfaction. Usually an onanistic satisfaction or satisfaction between two people. It;s society abut … Continue reading

Dying frightened gasps of old men in suits [Censorship protects the position of those who censor and part of this corruption is the endemic abuse of girls and women.] APAFT

Dement, Linda. Dying frightened gasps of old men in suits [Censorship protects the position of those who censor and part of this corruption is the endemic abuse of girls and women.] [online]. Artlink, v.18, no.3, Sept 1998: 17-21. Availability: ISSN: 0727-1239. [cited 09 Mar 11] dying frightened gasps of old men click on link to … Continue reading

Lollies and legends [An exploration of eroticism in life and art and responses from the art world.] APAFT

Schoenbaum, Sam. Lollies and legends [An exploration of eroticism in life and art and responses from the art world.] [online]. Artlink, v.18, no.3, Sept 1998: 40-42. Availability: ISSN: 0727-1239. [cited 09 Mar 11]. lollies and legends click on link to see the article favorite bits by presenting this information as art it would question many … Continue reading

So whats your fetish? [Feminist criticism of women as mens sexual fetish.] APAFT

Kuhl, Serena. So whats your fetish? [Feminist criticism of women as mens sexual fetish.] [online]. Artlink, v.18, no.3, Sept 1998: 52-53. Availability: ISSN: 0727-1239. [cited 09 Mar 11]. so whats your fetish click on link to see the article favorite bits So called pre-feminist fetishisation of women by men. This was a problem as women … Continue reading

Subject declined: swap mail with Francesca da Rimini [Da Rimini interrogates social taboos through her work Dollspace on the Internet; includes extracts from an email interview by Colin Hood.] APAFT

Hood, Colin and Rimini, Francesca da. Subject declined: swap mail with Francesca da Rimini [Da Rimini interrogates social taboos through her work Dollspace on the Internet; includes extracts from an email interview by Colin Hood.] [online]. Artlink, v.18, no.3, Sept 1998: 36-39. Availability: ISSN: 0727-1239. [cited 09 Mar 11]. subject declined favorite bits In 1995 … Continue reading

In a Barbie world [Mattel has initiated legal action against artists who want to play around with Barbie.] APAFT

in a barbie world click on link to see the article Favorite bits The manufacturers expressed horror at the song’s suggestive lyrics (you can undress me everywhere…Kiss me here, touch me there…I can beg on my knees), but MCA and Aqua insisted that ;Barvie Girl’ was intended as social commentary. The bands Soren Rasted told … Continue reading

Visual culture, pornography and censorship APAFT

visual culture pornography and censorship click on link to read article favorite bits late seventeenth or eighteenth century a period that historians now term the ‘consumer revolution’ Hogarth is one artist who exemplifies this shift in consumption Thomas Rowlandson, whose successful explicit satirical prints are suggestive of a new, more broadly based market in pornography. … Continue reading

The prying game [How the art world deals with members of the public who are offended by a work.] APAFT

the prying game click on link to see article favorite bits Now we have public displays of rampant sexuality in the gay and lesbian mardi gras. Elwyn Lynn who maintained all his life that adults should have the right to see what ever they choose. In 1985 a work by emerging photographer Ann MacDonald, a … Continue reading

Some notes on pornography, contemporary art and social politics APAFT

some notes on pornography click link to see article favorite bits the value of his work [mapplethorpe] has as much to do with its political import, its representation of particular sub cultures at a particular moment in time, as well as the value of his own persona, and his skilful and unique artistic style. Pornography … Continue reading

Porn again [Sexual liberation encounters the forces of a prurient society.] APAFT

porn again click link to see article favorite bits Hou Chen-Meng’s erotic prints – personal interpretation of sex – overtly sexual, satirical woodblock prints. Chen-Meng portrays them as social rapists, with clear political intentions. beery-eyed masculine gaze 1995-1996 Carlsberg ran a series of sexist television ads – asian males equally drooling over their beer and … Continue reading