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Visual Arts: Moral censorship of art

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Bill Henson

Bill Henson's photograph of a partially nude 13 year-old girl was critised as being child pornography. Supporters of Henson say that the public was never given the chance to decide for themselves, as the photo's exhibition was cancelled before it even began.

Art encouraging drug use?

Public criticism surrounded the display in a shop window of Ben Frost's work 'White children play late 1900's'. In this short clip two journalists discuss the credibility of this criticism, with one commentator stating we should let artists create whatever art they like.

Tracey Emin : 'My bed'

Tracey Emin's installation piece 'My bed' being exhibited at the Scottish National Art Gallery.

'Ben Frost is dead'

The moral purpose of art