Friday, September 16, 2011
Is Facebook too Conservative for Contemporary Art?
Just judging by the number of artists I’ve friended on my blog’s Facebook page, a lot of present-day artists use Mark Zuckerberg’s brainchild to promote their work. The social network just offers too many opportunities to reach a wider audience that not taking advantage of that potential seems wrong. Unfortunately, Facebook’s rules against certain kinds of material, specifically nudes, threatens to censor artists who depict the human body. Two articles in the latest issue of The Art Newspaper discuss this threat to artistic expression looming on Facebook. The question that many artists and art collectors are now asking is this: Is Facebook too conservative for contemporary art? Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Is Facebook too Conservative for Contemporary Art?"
[Image: Anders Zorn. Female Nude (detail).]