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Art and Scandal


Thu Sep 26, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
60 mins


North York Central Library

Art causes scandals for many reasons, and provokes a range of consequences from censorship and funding cuts to destruction of the art in question. This program will take a deeper look at work that has caused offence due to its perceived obscenity, sacrilege, politics, or abstraction, amongst other things. Works by artists including Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Serra, Maya Lin, Damien Hirst, Dread Scott, Sally Mann, and Chris Ofili raise questions of what we expect from art. Speaker: Elizabeth Legge is Associate Professor, Department of History of Art, University of Toronto. Registration is required: call (416) 395-5639. Please note: this lecture contains content that some audience members may find offensive.




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