Monday, January 28, 2008
Chris Ofili Holy Virgin Mary... Your Opinion
Please read Chapter 4 for homework. Next, I'd like for you to reflect this week on the lecture. What is your opinion about Chris Ofili's "The Holy Virgin"? Do you think it is "sick stuff" as Mayor Rudolph Giuliani described, or do you think Ofili raised an important point with the piece in the way he brought beauty and decorativeness together with ugliness? Do you think Ofili demonstrated the many complex factors that go into a judgement of art's value? Do you think government money should go to exhibitions with works that might be offensive to some citizens? You should decide? Why? Please give at least a paragraph reflection.