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Not Art – Just SICK

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The norming of jihad. Makin’ it all cool and shit.

This is what the left has done to the whole of the culture, dragged us kicking and screaming into the abyss.

Ayn Rand on art:

Art is man’s metaphysical mirror; what a rational man seeks to see in that mirror is a salute; what an irrational man seeks to see is a justification—even if only a justification of his depravity, as a last convulsion of his betrayed self-esteem.

Between these two extremes, there lies the immense continuum of men of mixed premises—whose sense of life holds unresolved, precariously balanced or openly contradictory elements of reason and unreason—and works of art that reflect these mixtures. Since art is the product of philosophy (and mankind’s philosophy is tragically mixed), most of the world’s art, including some of its greatest examples, falls into this category.

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Consider two statues of man: one as a Greek god, the other as a deformed medieval monstrosity. Both are metaphysical estimates of man; both are projections of the artist’s view of man’s nature; both are concretized representations of the philosophy of their respective cultures.

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The emotion involved in art is not an emotion in the ordinary meaning of the term. It is experienced more as a “sense” or a “feel,” but it has two characteristics pertaining to emotions: it is automatically immediate and it has an intense, profoundly personal (yet undefined) value-meaning to the individual experiencing it. The value involved is life, and the words naming the emotion are: “This is what life means to me.”

Fury over ‘beheading’ art exhibition where the public pretend to be murdered by Jihadi John

  • The work featured at the Gogbot art festival in the east Dutch city of Enschede
  • Visitors can pose as the victim of a beheading using the controversial artwork
  • Politicians from several parties called for it to be removed from the festival

By George Martin For Mailonline, 10 September 2018:

An art installation where visitors are encouraged to have a photo taken next to an Islamic State terrorist waiting to behead them has been blasted by politicians.

The artwork, which is part of an exhibition at the Gogbot art and music festival in the Eastern Dutch city of Enschede, features a full-size picture of ISIS terrorist Jihadi John dressed entirely in black printed on a wooden board.

Next to the ISIS executioner sits his victim dressed in an orange jumpsuit down on his knees shortly before being beheaded.

The face of the victim is however cut out of the board, which allows visitors to the art exhibition to pose for a picture as an ISIS victim.

The art exhibition is on show in a gallery in the eastern Dutch city of Enschede and has drawn widespread criticism

The controversial artwork called ‘phantom pain’ was created by 22-year-old Anne Bothmer, who argued that ‘lorries driving into crowds, bombings and shootings’ caused a ‘massive stream of irrational reactions.’

Bothmer wrote: ‘As a spectator of these attacks we do not want to experience it, but we want to be part of it. The overarching tone of the messages within the aftermath amplifies a feeling of collective victimisation by European citizens.

‘However, in comparison there were only a few who were really present at the attacks and the rest of Europe only perceived them through cinematic and photographic imagery.

By using a provocative approach, my work unites these traumatic events with our own hyper reality, whereby the spectator is able to review his or her position.

‘Because, can you call yourself a victim when you were not being present at one of these terrorist attacks?’

As soon as the work was unveiled local politicians from different parties called for the removal of the IS artwork.

Politicians have called on the Gogobot music and art festival to remove the installation

Arjan Brouwer of Democratic Platform Enschede said: ‘We call urgently upon the mayor to act and remove this element of Gogbot immediately from the event.

‘This picture of genocide does not belong at this event and needlessly confronts our inhabitants and children with terrorism, human suffering and traumatic experiences which they went through in the country they fled from.’

Bothmer said she was surprised by all the commotion.

She added: ‘I stand firmly behind my work, even though I understand [those] people well.’

Bothmer said that ‘the reactions of visitors are mostly positive’.

The festival organisation and the mayor of Enschede have not yet reacted to the outrage over the IS artwork.

 

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