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'snuff about Snuff

>   I know this may be a bit of a hard one for many of you and don't want to =
>   shock or upset you in any way, but I'm preparing a lecture on =
>   contemporary art and would be interested in your feedback -- as =
>   professional artists in different fields.
>   Do you think snuff movies could be considered as art?

I'd say they should be considered state's evidence.

After that, we get into the same dilemma as before--to wit, in Danto's terms,
about-ness of art. And in my terms, the truth conditions of art.

Oh, I just noticed, this come from the Book Arts list; I thought it was from the
ArtCrit list. Do you want to go there with it?

Michael Brady
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Durham, NC 27712
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jbrady@email.unc.edu   http://www.unc.edu/~jbrady/index.html

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