Monday, August 8, 2011

I don't buy Mideo Cruz's art as being about free expression

I'm all for freedom of expression, the triumph of secular thought, art for art's sake and all that jazz. But there's something not quite right about this whole CCP Mideo Cruz fiasco. Surely there is a whole universe of possibilities out there to tap in the name of artistic expression. So I find that having to be explicitly - even offensively - anti-religion in one's art kind of manifests a fundamental lack of imagination, specifically an imagination big enough to find a more profound or more sublime (as opposed to blatantly in-your-face) manner of expressing something that may go against the grain of religious sensibilities.

1 comment:

  1. Another imported imitation to whom it's only purpose is no more, no less -- Shock Value!

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