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biccat
06-04-2008, 05:20 PM
No, not the "art" film about assassinating President Bush.

Link (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/04/police-shut-down-assassination-art-exhibition/)

This morning, a Boston-born performance artist, Yazmany Arboleda, tried to set up a provocative art exhibition in a vacant storefront on West 40th Street in Midtown Manhattan with the title, “The Assassination of Hillary Clinton/The Assassination of Barack Obama,” in neatly stenciled letters on the plate glass windows at street level.

This morning, a Boston-born performance artist, Yazmany Arboleda, tried to set up a provocative art exhibition in a vacant storefront on West 40th Street in Midtown Manhattan with the title, “The Assassination of Hillary Clinton/The Assassination of Barack Obama,” in neatly stenciled letters on the plate glass windows at street level.

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It's illuminating that we don't have to resort to hypotheticals to see how an "assassinate Bush" art piece would be received.

jinxmchue
06-04-2008, 05:38 PM
Of course. He obviously picked the wrong target(s). The DUmp monkeys will predictably agree with the police action.

Elspeth
06-04-2008, 06:59 PM
Of course. He obviously picked the wrong target(s). The DUmp monkeys will predictably agree with the police action.

You know it's about Obama, right?

;)

3rd-try
06-07-2008, 08:54 PM
Where does one apply for a "performance-artist" position? I still see an artist as someone who has mastered a craft so well that people will pay money to own and/or experience it. Can this person generate income with his, or her "art" ? I doubt it.