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Hey folks, Harry here...  The trailer for a documentary, that those of us that love Art and Politics and how the two have historically been entwined, well...  wonder no longer.   This film is opening in New York on March 2nd - and hopefully it'll be seen outside of there, beyond that.    I'd love to see MONDO do an event for this with each of the artists in it.    That'd be so cool.   Check it out...

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  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Definitely perfect timing

    by chad kuhns

    Given all the mini revolutions going on around the world these days, it's good to see something that looks like it will be a quality documentary on the original revolution. If it wasn't for art, and it's ability to form and change opinion, I doubt this site or any of us talkbackers would be who we are today.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Looks like a political doc crossed with How Its Made

    by cobrakinte

    Looks cool.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Not to menton

    by chad kuhns

    Art seems to be the one thing politicians don't want to debate or promise to re-vitalize. It's a damn shame.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:29 p.m. CST

    definitely cool news

    by antonphd

    right to my facebook page to share with my artist friends

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Nice to see Intaglio and lithography being put to modern use.

    by justmyluck

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Art is important as long as it's from the Left.

    by spire_walk

    Remember that painting of "Change" with Obama that became a modern masterpiece? The only thing it reminded me of was the personality cults that surround dictators... paintings of Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Kim Jung Il... Democrats fall in love, Republicans fall in line. Anyway art is important. This is why your tax dollars should be spent supporting the national endowment of the arts so we can have masterpieces like "Piss Christ." Not only should the guy have the freedom to produce "Piss Christ," but the government needs to take money from you to support him.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 12:01 a.m. CST

    this is boring

    by joe

    i want violence

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 12:06 a.m. CST


    by Jeff

    Good thought process there, spire_walk. You're being facetious, I see. And, not being remotely facetious, art is always from the left, huh? Get real, man. Art is any production of human creativity. Creativity itself being the very thing that evolutionary biologists are saying gave rise to human sentience, thus self-awareness, thus our recorded existence. I don't think these things have anything to do with an American left slant. Throughout history there's art that's sprung up on both sides. It's a human need. And I'll take "Piss Christ" any day of the week if it means the mental freedom of humanity is preserved. Thank you very much.

  • and I'm starting to think it's supposed to be some kind of statement he's trying to make about George Lucas' indifference to the audience in the PT/Indy4??? Am I giving him too much credit?

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 3:26 a.m. CST

    cobbelius re: Piss Christ

    by spire_walk

    I'm sure Piss Christ would exist whether or not my tax dollars go into the National Endowment of the Arts to fund it. See, problem is, the state should be supportive of the arts, but it really should not be taking tax money from people, like Christians, etc, to fund exhibits like Piss Christ. It no longer becomes daring and revolutionary when the state is the one funding Piss Christ exhibits. We had art in the middle ages, and renaissance and they didn't use tax dollars to support it. Artists had patrons. So when people get pissed off about arts, it's either the state trying to censor it, or it's a group of offended tax payers who have to pay for Piss Christ. Like marriage, art, and religion, the government should stay the fuck out of it. Don't fund faith based initiatives, and don't fund shitty art (or pissy in this case).

  • that these money will go to the development of better weapons which will be used to kill children in Middle East,instead of funding Art Exhibitions where they pee on Christ or eat dog turds. It's all in the mind and the perception of reality.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 6:41 a.m. CST

    If art helps you form your opinion you are an imbecile

    by brobdingnag


  • Feb. 1, 2012, 7:27 a.m. CST

    RE: lox

    by Barnald

    I think the notion of being indifferent to the audience can only really make sense when presenting or justifying one's OWN work. The fact that harry would present the work of another with the same lack of focus or clarity that he carries for his own brand of communication is just insulting.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 7:54 a.m. CST

    by Barnald

    insulting and indifferent to the filmmakers, that is. If I were the filmmakers, I would ask aicn to clean up the way they presented such a cool looking film. I don't think harry's gummy-tongue gobilty-gook intro does much for the promotion of the work. just saying.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 10:49 a.m. CST


    by Royston Lodge

    Wow, that is artsy.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST


    by Bigdada

    Can't wait!! AMAZING!!!!!!

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    good for you then

    by KilliK