Controversial Art and Censorship
Assignment 1 (Controversial Art and Censorship)
Although controversial art is not a topic exclusive to the 20th century, the distribution of information regarding controversial art has increased with the proliferation of media.
What has been the most controversial movie you have seen? What was the controversy? Who made a big deal about it? Is it still controversial? Should it have been censored more? Why or why not?
Based on your example, to what extent does controversial art make a social contribution? Are governments ever justified in censoring art?
Assignment 2 (Pop Art)
What were some of the influences of the pop art phenomenon? Should we consider the creative elements of popular culture, which are very often mass produced works of art?
Please define what we mean by pop art. Is it more than just what is popular at the time? Is there something wrong with liking what is popular? If you have a chance, attach a picture of something that is considered pop art (painting), or provide a link to some pop music.