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Racist art disgraces Czech EU presidency

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Mise, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    So they're not unhappy with the content, then?
     
  2. Winner

    Winner Diverse in Unity

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    I don't know, but at first they said that they liked it. I have no idea if this changed :D
     
  3. LordRahl

    LordRahl The Objectivist

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    Is the original article lying then? I've read in a number of places, including the PDF somebody posted, that each country had their own artist contributing the art?
     
  4. Thorbal

    Thorbal not enough ram!

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    I dunno... sounds like a rather accurate description to me.

    Anyway, I happen to like it in a way. Kind of cheap humour and putting it in front of the EC HQ is probably a bit over the top, but it´s nice that such things are possible at all. I would´ve thought that it would not be allowed.
     
  5. holy king

    holy king Deity

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    a lot of money for a bad right wing cartoon.
    bulgaria as toilet. how creative.
    the netherlands sinking in a flood of failed multiculturalism. give the guy some art award.
     
  6. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    entertainment != beauty
     
  7. Yoda Power

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    National stereotypes are in their nature... well nationalistic. That's why it may appear right wing.
     
  8. holy king

    holy king Deity

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    so why wasnt holland depicted as the free sex and drug paradise it is mostly viewed as?
     
  9. mrt144

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    It's amazing that poking fun at stereotypes can bring european relations to its knees
     
  10. Zulu Impi

    Zulu Impi Warlord

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    They should have had an american do it though the Dutch one is the only one any good.
     
  11. Lillefix

    Lillefix I'm serious. You can.

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    There were several good ones, but I think some of them could be a bit more harsh. Or you know, racist.
     
  12. Masquerouge

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    Just because one newspaper talked about it doesn't mean WWIII is upon us.
     
  13. holy king

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    i demand world war iii over this!
     
  14. Thorbal

    Thorbal not enough ram!

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    Good idea!

    What do you think of annexing *us* this time?
    ( or else Merkel would be supreme commander... do we want that? )
     
  15. holy king

    holy king Deity

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    and then start everything by invading hungary? i'm in!
     
  16. Masquerouge

    Masquerouge Deity

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    We will fight right after the strike.
     
  17. mrt144

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    All it takes is one shot.
     
  18. Yoda Power

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    Isn't that more the American image of the Netherlands? It's certainly not my first thought when I think about them.
     
  19. Ecofarm

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    To be fair, most americans would not immediately associate the netherlands with amsterdam, cause they've no idea where it is.

    But I think amsterdam is Holland's most famous city and its image is pretty uniform across cultures.
     
  20. Brighteye

    Brighteye intuitively Bayesian

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    No really? I didn't realise. After all, I only suggested that art might be expected to entertain primarily through beauty.
    So clearly mixing the two up then.

    Art is associated with aesthetic value, and I was pointing this out. In case you might want to try to misinterpret me again, I'll let the OED explain:
    Art: Any of various pursuits or occupations in which creative or imaginative skill is applied according to aesthetic principles
    Aesthetic: Of or pertaining to the appreciation or criticism of the beautiful.

    Am I clear enough now?

    Pretending that this sculpture is art because it criticises the EU is vacuous. Don't try.
     

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