Should this painting be destroyed?


#1

#2
  • Yes
  • No

0 voters


#3

Don’t really feel like it’s my place to say.


#4

I don’t know the answer either.

But the protests and letter will all likely serve that the painting survives and will be exhibited in the future.


#5

was after a discussion, not a poll
thanks


#6

It’s how things are done around here


#7

sad but true


#8

Remember, contemporary art is a fundamentally white supremacist institution despite all our nice friends, so most of what happens in it is politically meaningless. But the painting should still be destroyed, tho.

I feel uncomfortable about destroying bad art tbh but I would probably say it should be given over to Hannah Black to do what she likes with it.


#9

This is like @andyvine and that church all over again!

Edit: have just read the article and should probably not be making light of this. Cheers.


#10

Probably, sounds terrible.


#11

It shouldn’t be destroyed but I also don’t think it should be exhibited.


#12

watched that edit in realtime, saved me from replying with ->


#13

It’s like “Entartete Kunst” never happened …


#14

Why should it be given to Hannah Black?


#15

not quite the same though is it?

or is it? Is there no difference here?


#16

As a white heterosexual male,


#17

So she can decide how and where to destroy it and control the destruction. E.g. she may not want it to be a public thing as that is sort of adding to the point she’s making, maybe?


#18

Absolutely nothing like that. You can’t compare minority groups fighting the power with the government crushing minority artists?


#19

The background and reasoning in this case are completely different, but book burning and destruction of art are almost always associated with narrow minded views, censorship and totalitarian regimes.


#20

I think maybe you’re confused

The artist who painted the picture is Dana Schutz - a white, female artist from Michigan who lives in New York & works with Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin

Hannah Black is a black female artist from Manchester who also work in Berlin
Hannah Black is leading a protests of artists but has no other connection to or ownership over the painting as far as I’m aware