Censorship in the arts by benjamin pearson note to my readers this paper was written to investigate a controversial issue in the arts: censorship i am interested in theater and love studying diverse art forms in college.
Ultimately, censorship suspends our ability to reason and make sense of the world however, the consequences of censorship are qualitatively different in countries that actively police it as such, the effect it has on the arts radically differs from country to country. Yes, i believe censorship of the arts is necessary in a pluralist society, due to the potential offensiveness of some art it is imperative that there remains censorship of some of the arts in a pluralist society. It is imperative that there remains censorship of some of the arts in a pluralist society because of the diversity within a pluralist society, there are people with very different backgrounds cultures and religions some art symbols can be offensive to them therefore, in certain situations, these pieces should be censored to protect them.
Some arts executives complain about more subtle types of censorship in israel, the tradition of freedom of expression flourishes, but occasionally, as when photographs showing the interrogation of palestinians were removed from an exhibition, ''security reasons'' are invoked. Case in point: the familiarity of armchair art aficionados with “piss christ,” andres serrano’s controversial photograph that became synonymous with the republican war against the national endowment of the arts in the 1990s 2 jean toche, flyers, 1974.
Pornography, for example, is often censored under this rationale, especially child pornography, which is illegal and censored in most jurisdictions in the world   military censorship is the process of keeping military intelligence and tactics confidential and away from the enemy. The arts censorship is the regulation or suppression of writing or speech that is considered harmful to the common good or a threat to national security educheer.
6 artists who were banned, censored or arrested by conservatives with a brief reprieve after the ‘90s culture wars, it looks as though the tide is shifting back in the direction of visual art censorship. Many people are for the arts being censored for certain reasons, but with it being so hard to place limits on–this causes people to not put limits on it the best policy, we have decided, is to allow everything into the artistic marketplace, and let history and time sort it all out. Censorship is far more likely to hurt the arts – if something has been decreed by the government to be unsuitable for children, the odds of the general public wanting to buck the trend and fund it are somewhat slim.
The arts should be censored censorship, 2010 the public has an interest in preventing the pollution of its artistic culture—and the law should reflect that interest in the following viewpoint, columnist ben shapiro argues that laws must be enacted to set limits on free artistic expression. I feel when an artist’s work is banned, or censored, that there has been a disservice done to them it is sort of like saying, this is offensive this is not good enough for us to put on display. Censorship has been criticized throughout history for being unfair and hindering progress in a 1997 essay on internet censorship, social commentator michael landier claims that censorship is counterproductive as it prevents the censored topic from being discussed.
The relationships between governments and the arts around the world can be strikingly different from the american pattern, but some of the same underlying issues - appropriateness and scope of government financing, the way grants are given, censorship - are familiar. The arts have always been involved in the world, but there has always been someone behind the scenes that censors what is shown lately, people believe that more is shown than necessary it has seemed in the past that nude portraits have been acceptable, but now if that was shown in, say, a public school people would be offended. In the arts and entertainment in the late 1980s, state prosecutors brought a criminal obscenity charge against the owner of a record store for selling an album by the rap group, 2 live crew.
There have been galleries, libraries, and even art websites that have closed-down, or banned, certain works by artists because there may be a human body part or some other so-called controversial subject matter contained who is to judge this i feel when an artist’s work is banned, or censored, that there has been a disservice done to them. Once upon a time in 1987, photographer serrano dipped a plastic crucifix into a cup of his own urine and it was forever dubbed piss christ the work was shown in new york to a positive reaction, yet when exhibited in a north carolina exhibition two years later, with funding from the national endowment of the arts, things got ugly.