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Artist Talk: Andres Serrano

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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

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Its easy to torture people when you have power over them Andres Serrano

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Since the 1980s Andres Serrano's work has sparked debate and raised questions about censorship, taste, public decency and acceptable modes of expression. In 1987 Serrano received international attention for his work 'Piss Christ', a photograph of a small plastic crucifix submerged in a tank of the artist’s urine. The work ignited a national debate on the freedom of artistic expression and the public financing of controversial artworks.

Between 29 Nov - 3 March, Stills will show a selection of recent photographs from Serrano’s ‘Torture’ series commissioned by socio-political arts organization a/political in 2015. This talk, which takes place in the Great Hall at the Royal College of Physicians, has been organised to accompany the show, with Serrano flying from New York to speak in Scotland about his practice for the first time.

There will be a book signing in the New Library following the talk.

Image credit: Dog Position II (Series: Torture), 2015, Andres Serrano. Courtesy of a/political and the artist.

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