I could understand the reaction of some senators regarding the disrespectful, tasteless CCP exhibit that repelled many of those that saw it. Those blasphemous displays were only made to appear as work of art but its true message was hate and vitriol against the Catholics.
Such works promote religious hate and intolerance. Those images are nothing but products of a sick and demented mind. I’m no art aficionado but I can tell that’s not a work of art, that’s garbage.
If that’s art, then our office pantry is a masterpiece!
There are those people that believes art must criticize and comment on life, religion and politics. And I agree. Art can be a powerful tool for improving society by calling attention to key issues so we in turn could address them. But that so called “art” from that UST nut doesn’t deserve to be there. His work disrespected, not only the religion, but the people that practice it.
That’s not artistic freedom. That’s simply artistic arrogance.
This sick artist and those who have his back, have no right to ask the general public to pay, with their tax money, for such gross display of disrespect towards someone else religious belief. Why fund this “cultural” institution if it will only allow such activities that would fragment society on religious lines?
Just because you have the “freedom” to be an ignorant and boastful idiot does not mean that is how you should act. Not because you can drive using your feet makes it a good idea. You have to consider other people’s rights.
This artist and people like him knows that they can get away with their offensive behavior. I’m sure they won’t be as “artistic” with their “art” if they’ll be making other religion as their “subject”.
Well, these days its popular to lambast and vilify the Catholic church. If our leaders fail to correct this, there will be more that will join this bandwagon of “pambabastos”. Today, it’s the Catholics – who’s next? Because there’s nothing more that can make these people gay [by that I mean hapi] than having their so called art out and into the public’s attention!
On a lighter note, last Sunday while I was in a clinic in Singapore I saw a painting by a Filipino artist hanging on the lobby. It appears to represent the colorful maskara festival.
There were several piece around but that painting was the center piece. I should’ve taken a photo. If I did I would have the name of that guy now.
Small labors of art that is a source of pride. If only all of them could be like this unknown painter!