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ricki fromkin wrote:
> Sages7 wrote:
> > In a message dated 6/14/99 5:44:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > jaugusta writes:
> > << Did any of you see this!! What are some of your opinions and would you
> > > explain THIS to students?
> > > maryB
> > >
> > Old hat, Mary. The first individual to use this unusual medium was
> > Piero Manzoni, and Italian proto-Conceptual artist who produced an
> > edition (90 tin cans) of what he titled *Artist's Shit* --it was just
> > that--in 1960. >>
> > What about Abject art? Seems like there are very many examples of artists
> > using their body excrement, parts and fluids to create art. Carolee
> > Schneemann, Kiki Smith, Orlan to name a few...
> > I think the human body, both inside and out, interest many. As to explaining
> > to my class about feces painting..umm..good question!
> > Heather
> Maybe I'm naive, but why couldn't you just explain to your students what
> you just said, that the human body, both inside and out, interest many.
> Some artists are so interested that they feel the need to express
> themselves these types of things as their medium to do so.
> I feel students respect you better if your honest with them. You might
> not happen to agree or like what their doing, but art is a very personal
> thing that not everyone might connect with.
> Just a thought.
> Ricki in NJ