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SOCB51 – Lecture 3 th 24 Jan, 2012 Reviews on Last class documentary - Does are equal money? Is it valuable enough to buy? - The movie turned into a critique about how art becomes money - Many of Banksy’s Art work sells for 100s of thousands of dollars - Mr.Brainwash had no experience in Art and became an artist and sold many of his work for a large substantial amount of money - What is Art? - The expression or application of creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual for such as painting , drawing, or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty Norms - A norm is a behaviors, attribute, idea or feeling that is widely viewed as being acceptable ( and often desirable) at a particular time and place - “feeling norms’ have taken on a particular importance in our present - A norm has 3 aspects o an internal o an external o specialized Georgia O’Keeffe (1921) has produces some of the most stunning art work…she has a lot of vagina artwork pictures. She was really an extraordinary artists she was a forerunner in many ways…she produced feminist art. Public art is constantly contested. It is contested into the way in people are normalized to see things. Many areas spend over a million dollars on graffiti ratification Graffiti artists belive that their work will connect them with the people Graffiti is bother an esthetic practice and a criminal activity Graffiti management plan…… Canada it’s a municipal defense An art mural has been deliberately implemented and is supposed to beautify a location. It is a form of graffiti Millions of dollars are spent on graffiti and it doesn’t go away. It doesn’t work it spans more graffiti An affective practice that “does things to the writers bodies ( and the bodies of the onlookers) as to…the surface of the urban world Graffiti as image connects bodies This is counter to the stereotype of graffiti being destructive “pride , pleasure, and the enjoyment derived from sharing of an activity with friends as well as the recognition from the writing community.” Augusto Pinochet SOCB51 Lecture 4 31 Jan 2012 Norms - Norms exist in social relations - Norms are relative, contextual and contingent and exist in social relations - A norm is a behavior, attribute, idea or feeling that is widely viewed as being acceptable (and often desirable) at a particular time and place. - The norm of being civilized and
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