The art world is no stranger to controversy – which sometimes comes at the expense of the Catholic Church.
Just last year, the Brooklyn Museum accepted an exhibit that included a video showing ants crawling on a Crucifix. And it wasn’t the first time the museum has featured work offensive to Catholic sensibilities. In 1999, it displayed an image of the Virgin Mary covered in elephant dung.
But are these uses of Catholic imagery valid – or do they cross a line? At Fordham University this week, a pair of cultural critics weighed in.
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