Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Soooooooooooo, transgressive, man.

Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art is hosting an exhibition. Supposedly allowing gay, lesbian and transgendered people to "write themselves back into the Bible" it has resulted in a Bible being defaced with obscene messages. The Holy Father isn't happy according to the Daily Mail, though I suspect it's more likely to be a curial official. I'm not aware of His Holiness taking a keen interest in Glasgow's Culture and Sport Department.

The sh[OUT] programme also includes the charmingly entitled ORIFICES exhibition. It's supported by Amnesty (surprise, surprise) Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Executive. Your tax money in action.

Thanks guys. Where do I get a rebate?

I think the idea that we should start saying "this wouldn't happen to the Koran" gives the wrong impression. Everyone knows modern artists are gutless yellow-bellies with a built-in cultural cringe regarding Islam. But they want to be taken seriously.

We either ignore them or, better still, laugh at them.

They really hate that.

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Blogger madame evangelista said...

'We either ignore them or, better still, laugh at them.' Eminently sensible advice. I hope people follow it.

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Ebomania said...

If you think that not so long ago, the Cooncil, The Exec, The World and it's Granny were all pushing the whole "One Scotland, Many Cultures" message, then surely we're entitled to be told just what policy has changed to permit this sort of exhibition.

(And did they think nobody would notice if they held it during the Glasgow Fair?)

1:08 PM  

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