How Obscene is This! The Decency Clause Turns 20, Panel 2 - Decency, Respect, and Community Standards: What Offends Us Now?

Anniversary Wed 22 Sep 2010 7.00PM-9.00PM The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
Free admission
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On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Congressional decision to require the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to consider "general standards of decency and respect" in awarding grants, the National Coalition Against Censorship and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School collaborate on two panel discussions and a video interview project evaluating censorship and arts funding today.

Panel Discussion II
Decency, Respect, and Community Standards: What Offends Us Now?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 7:00—9:00 p.m.
The New School, Tishman Auditorium

This panel looks at changing attitudes towards notions of decency over the past twenty years. It addresses how representations of nudity and sexuality have changed in contemporary art, and proposes a redefinition of what is considered offensive or inappropriate under our current political climate. The panel brings together artists whose work provoked the culture wars twenty years ago and those who deal with taboo topics today.

    • Double Panel. How Obscene is This! The Decency Clause Turns 20: Panel II, Part I
    • Double Panel. How Obscene is This! The Decency Clause Turns 20: Panel II, Part II
    • Double Panel. How Obscene is This! The Decency Clause Turns 20: Panel II, Part III
    • Double Panel. How Obscene is This! The Decency Clause Turns 20: Panel II, Part IV
Moderator
Laura Flanders
, GritTV

Participants
Wafaa Bilal, artist
Holly Hughes, one of the NEA4
Trevor Paglen, provocateur and experimental geographer
Carolee Schneemann, pioneering feminist artist