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7:00 pm

Art and Scandal

September 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street
North York, ON Canada
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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. Please note: this lecture contains content that some audience members may find offensive.

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