(Self) Censorship: Art, Morality and Decency
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center at The New School (Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th St., 2nd Fl., Manhattan)
Is there a limit to what art should show? Should it take into account its audience’s sensitivity or sense of modesty, or isn’t its purpose precisely to create some discomfort? Ruwen Ogien, theorist of “minimal ethics,” who has written extensively on pornography and Carole Talon-Hugon, the author of Morales de l’art that analyses the representation of emotions and passions, will debate it with Lynne Tillman, whose new collection of stories, Someday This Will Be Funny, will be published in April by Red Lemonade Press, and Nan Goldin, whose celebrated work has revolutionized the representation of love, gender, sexuality, domesticity and intimacy.