Saturday, May 30, 2009

Is it Porn or Art?

The other day, I was searching for new material for our blog, and I entered the term "pantyhose art" to see if I could find some artistic displays of pantyhose, or some new clip art in which to post. I always like to post a picture or video with new entries. I just feel it adds to the quality of the entry.

Most of the search results, were of course, pornographic. I then came across a performance artist, Vanessa Beecroft. http://www.vanessabeecroft.com/

She directed a performance, entitled VB55 at Berlin's National Art Gallery (story here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2005/apr/11/art.germany) In the performance, she had about 100 women standing still in the gallery, just wearing nude sheer to waist pantyhose.





First, I can't believe that I didn't find this earlier! Secondly, I am happy to see that it is considered art. It is definitely art that pushes the limit, but it is still considered art. A supreme Court Justice once said something to the effect of, I can't define pornography, or what it obscene, but I can tell you when I see it.

What I wonder is what kind the reaction would be, or if you could even get 100 men to do the same piece of performance art!

I am advancing in my techno knowledge. Here is a video from You Tube about the performance. It must be art and not porn, because they show it all in this video!


3 comments:

Hosiery Advocate said...

They are a bunch of hypcrites, if I understand correctly. They forbid photos, but somebody is allowed to record this video?

I wouldn't call it pornography, but I definitely wouldn't call it art. I say that it's almost like exhibitionism, but with a weird philosophical justification.

PH Balanced said...

I'm sure the video was something that the artist allowed. They did not allow, from what I gather, patrons to take photos, however the artist did have some done. They are available on her website.

I'm a little surprised that there were not more comments!

Mr. PH

Anonymous said...

Yes it is pantyhose art...

Some more very good pantyhose art

http://www.philippechevallier.com/accueil_chevallier.html

Look at the photos link at the top of the page

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