Discussion 1 Artistic Freedom
Artists are protected by the First Amendment, as any art is considered “Free Speech”. It is clear this artist is dealing with our far free speech should go.
Article on Dread Scott Tyler’s “Flag” http://www.saic.edu/150/what-proper-way-display-us-flag-interview-dread-scott
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PARTICIPATE IN BOTH DISCUSSIONS AFTER DOING RESEARCH ON THE WEBSITES INCLUDED FOR EACH TOPIC
Your Discussion should include the following:
1. Your own personal response after researching the topic on the web
2. Specific references to researched websites, articles, etc.
3. Responses to other students submissions
Discussion : Artistic Freedom
Read Mini Lecture 1 before going further with the discussion:
What is the Proper Way to Display the American Flag?
Dread Scott Tyler
See this artwork in the Text
SCROLL DOWN ENTIRE PAGE, go to all of the websites on this page
Tyler has a website which may help you in your research. Google Dread Scott Tyler
Do some research on Scott Tyler’s artwork , What is the Proper Way to Display the American Flag?
What are your feelings concerning the Freedom of Speech vs. the right the country has to protect it’s symbols from harm?
After research discuss in the forum your ideas concerning the above work of art.
Are the above works art? What are the artists trying to say?
What would you have done, i.e. Would you have written in the book?
What is in the picture on the wall? Is the Freedom of speech our most important freedom?
Can we burn flags?
Can I do a painting , photograph of a flag burning?
Can I exhibit the painting_photograph?
Does it matter that this exhibit was an exhibit by minority artists?
Does that change how we view a work of art?
In California, the local firefighters were asked to remove the american flag from their trucks following 9/11.
The local officials felt that in some inner city neighborhoods, that the firefighters would antagonize those who see the American flag as a symbol of oppression. What do you think?
VISIT ALL THESE SITES BEFORE DISCUSSION
All of the links below deal with the above issues:
Here is a famous painting from the 1950’s by the artist Jasper Johns. This was during the fear of Communism, and Russia. Now in the 2000’s, we see the same fear, just from a different part of the world.
Above two websites discusses the order to remove flags from fire engines
The link above is about the US Flag codes