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Nothing’s Shocking?

April 27th, 2010 1 Comment

IN A world where shock – or at least pretending-to-be-shocked-while-actually-promoting-the-thing-in-question – has become a PR staple and a paint-by-numbers marketing tool, is it even possible to be shocked by art any more? Is there any point in artists trying to be shocking? Is there any real difference between the shock value of provocative art and […]

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Street Art: Melbourne’s unwanted attraction

July 5th, 2009 11 Comments

photo by Andy Mac HOW is Melbourne dealing with the fact that one of its biggest tourist attractions and one of its most significant cultural movement since the Heidelberg School is illegal, outlawed and vilified? I was at a forum in Sydney this week. I listened intently as a panel made up of artists, bureaucrats, […]

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