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#86 - catburglarpenis (01/30/2014) [-]
Too many purple lines, can't reply specifically...
If your argument was true than no one could defend public movements as artistic after the fact, which is just patently untrue. There are plenty of people that have done ridiculous things both in and outside the law who defended it after the fact calling it art. Did these people change their minds? Did they just do something impulsively THEN declare it art? Nobody knows. This alone blows your whole intent argument out the window. In your world, the only way this would work would be if people performing art would set up giant signs and blaring sound systems warning everyone that they are about to perform art, are performing art, and the art being performed is now over. Also, all "artsy" things should be certified by the national certifying founder of all arts and be labeled as such, or else be taken down. Saying something is or isn't art based on the initial intent is a historically and politically unfounded argument.
#82 - catburglarpenis (01/30/2014) [-]
Oh, so all of the artistic expression that has ever been unintended has no merit? Wowee, I guess you can't enjoy a sunset any more, because it wasn't made specifically for you. Don't ever go to a museum either, because who knows whether or not the artist intended his/her work to end up in a museum or in the trash.
The fact of the matter is that it's NEVER been the intent of the artist that defined his/her art, but ALWAYS how other people perceived it- which still leaves that divide- I think breastfeeding is art, you don't. That automatically means I win, because you're on the side of censorship, which I'm protected from by The Constitution. If you doubt me, then make anything- anything at all, declare it art, and put it in a museum. If they take it out to the trash and throw it away, then you've just proven yourself wrong. You intended it to be art, but they thought it was garbage. They won. Boil your shoe and serve it for dinner to your next dinner guest, but really INTEND IT to be the best meal anyone could ever make- see how that goes. INTEND that the Holocaust was a lie. We could play this game all day.
#85 - captainoptimist (01/30/2014) [-]
The amount of sense you're making at this point is...basically...zero.
If I shit on a canvas and call it art, and post it outside my window for all to see, my INTENT was for it to be art. Therefore it is legally protected, assuming I own the building. If I don't own the building, the person who does can decide to tell me to take it down.
If I put that canvas in a gallery, and they choose to throw it in the garbage - well, one they are destroying my property, so that's another issue - it is because they have chosen not to display my art. They, the private business owner. The government can't tell them to shut down the gallery for displaying my canvas, nor can they tell the gallery not to display my canvas.
Again, whether or not I perceive something to be art has no bearing on whether the artist intended it to be. If someone goes to a park, drunk off their ass, and exposes themselves to a group of schoolkids - they weren't intending it as an artistic expression, and they'll be arrested. It doesn't matter whether or not I, as an observer, felt it was the most beautiful goddamned thing I'd ever seen. It is the intent of the person committing the act that matters.
Your sunset argument, that you've posed twice now, is completely irrelevant.