On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!” This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.
Source: John, Chapter 2.
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Surreal street couture as pop art.
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SEATTLE – SEPTEMBER 13: Jesus Montero #63 of the New York Yankees singles in the second inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on September 13, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Otto Greule Jr for Getty Images.
From Seattle, Tim Booth reports, “The Seattle Mariners agreed to trade right-hander Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees for catcher Jesus Montero on Friday, a swap involving two of baseball’s top young talents.
A person familiar with the deal confirmed the trade to The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no one was authorized to discuss the trade that will be completed pending physicals.
As part of the trade, the Yankees also sent 24-year-old pitcher Hector Noesi to Seattle for 19-year-old righty Jose Campos.”
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Rating hot on The Washington Post blog today is this story by Jacqueline Trescott titled: Ant-covered Jesus video removed from Smithsonian after Catholic League Complains.
An outcry from the public, amplified by Capitol Hill legislators, over video art depicting the artist as Christ with ants crawling over him, forced the National Portrait Gallery to remove the work of art from the show, “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.”
Iconography is iconography. We as people often create it, worship it, give more value to it–than the real thing itself. Spirituality will always be about relationship. If anything (like a symbol or prop, as an icon) can enhance relationship in spiritual matters than it is useful. As long as the icon does not supersede the real thing. Then you end up with–well tombs really pretending to be gods. And that’s just plain dead and sad. No life in that at all, but pretense.
I think “blasphemy” is the correct term, that some would describe this artwork– although a human body that’s deceased as this artist is depicting, could possibly attract ants. Why get upset about that? Isn’t relationship more important than artwork–and what we as people imagine and make of ourselves in our art–we expect others to worship and even ‘follow?’ or twitter, facebook, blogs, TV, etc. This artist raises these questions today.
The furore today perhaps speaks volumes of society in general. In art terms–a response–is always what artists go for. So on that level ”A Fire in My Belly” by artist David Wojnarowicz did achieve that as a talking point.
It’s never an artists role to take sides in art–it’s their role to get people talking. To present, so audience can find their own truth in the Artwork presented from their own interpretation.
Thanks Ms Trescott–for an interesting story that isn’t boring from The Post, dare I say it–for once.
In addition to this story, the Wikileaks scandal is also rating hot in DC. Julianne Assange–is being positioned as being in deep, deep… yoghurt!
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