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Knickers in twist over Austrian pro-EU campaign

Well, not really in a twist but still.

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It seems the Austrians are celebrating their presidency of the European Union, with a campaign that involves billboards with pornographic content, styled in an EU theme. They've granted subsidies to 75 artists, from the 25 European member states, to create a 150 works of art, but because of their offensive nature, the government project is being condemned from all sides. Chancellor Schüssel now wants to remove the works of art, but that might create a legal conflict with the artists, who claim that the government is contractually bound to display their art.

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Austrian porn, huh? Has Pila heard of this?

I would have expected this type of behavior from the Danes, or even the Dutch, but I always thought the Austrians were a bit more conservative.

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Austrian porn, huh? Has Pila heard of this?

I would have expected this type of behavior from the Danes, or even the Dutch, but I always thought the Austrians were a bit more conservative.
you wrong. austrians are world champs in double moral. conservative and catholic to the bones, but at the same time having the blackest of humour in old europe. danes and dutch are the avantgarde in porn making, but in a prude protestant style whilst austrians have a long tradition in masturbating on church symols or spilling blood and shite on naked bodies on theater stages and similar things. or look at the vienna expressionist painters around 1900 (kokoschka, schiele etc), all about sex, freud and his psycho analyst mates, all about sex........
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Oh let them have what they want . All in all a dumb photo-campaign (btw the photo's don't involve th EU alone) won't damage the wonderful project that is the EU.

It is sad though, that the few progressive Austrians misunderstand the European Project (that they need soo much!) in this way. They'd better inform themselve a bit towards the EU and the globalisating reality in which they live.

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It is sad though, that the few progressive Austrians misunderstand the European Project (that they need soo much!) in this way.
it is good though that the few progressive austrians () don't take politics or anything else serious and make the fun out of it as they do of many other things as well, that's what they (the progressive topfenstrudels) are made for and it's not them who misunderstand the EU, it's vice versa in the best case.
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Ah here it was explained as if it was a form of protest.

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Ah here it was explained as if it was a form of protest.
More likely it was explained in the form of over-paid "artists" who cannot draw, paint or sculpt, and must therefore resort to Junior High School-level photographs as their medium of expression. 16 year olds all over the world are getting a good chuckle out of their efforts.

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of over-paid "artists"
now that is paradox. artists usually don't get paid as normal people do. they sell things (in the best case). now here they got the government pay for their things and probably they made the fun out of selling it to them. right so rip-off politicians, now that's art
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Well.... if this was to mean that people, rather than equate the EU with a boring bunch of technocrats stealing their money, start to associate it with sex.... then that can't be bad !


Of course, they could also just equate it with something silly....

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More likely it was explained in the form of over-paid "artists" who cannot draw, paint or sculpt, and must therefore resort to Junior High School-level photographs as their medium of expression. 16 year olds all over the world are getting a good chuckle out of their efforts.
...if they really can't draw, paint or sculpt, they can always become architects since a total lack of skills, along with a lacunae of engineering knowledge, has never been considered as a disqualification for that line of work.
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...if they really can't draw, paint or sculpt, they can always become architects since a total lack of skills, along with a lacunae of engineering knowledge, has never been considered as a disqualification for that line of work.
I seem to remember there was a failed Austrian artist in the early 20th century, who tried to become an architect and failed at that too. I think he ended up going into politics or something.

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I seem to remember there was a failed Austrian artist in the early 20th century, who tried to become an architect and failed at that too. I think he ended up going into politics or something.
If only someone had bought his paintings......

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They weren't all that bad actually.



I'm sure that in modern day Austria he would have received a government subsidy to paint it on a billboard. But perhaps it wouldn't be considered 'progressive' enough.

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Hitler and pornography, thank God noone mentioned Arnie yet. :nervous:

I don't see much of a problem with the first picture (the spreaded legs of a women, wearing EU-panties), the second (Chirac, Dubya and the Queen screwing around, literally) is of course rather tasteless. Now taste is something to debate of course, especially in art, but those motives were supposed to hang as posters across the streets (they got removed now).

The moment they handed in their sujets, they should have gotten it back with a "nice effort, but you can do better. P.S: I'd like to see your parents" - and we would have never had this ridiculous problem.

And I know I say this almost every time Austria gets discussed here, but damned, we're one lucky country to have such problems.

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I'm sure that in modern day Austria he would have received a government subsidy to paint it on a billboard. But perhaps it wouldn't be considered 'progressive' enough.
If only he had come up with the idea for the "Girls Gone Wild" videos. He'd have retired a rich man, Austria would be the world porn capital instead of Denmark, and millions of people would have lived.

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you wrong. austrians are world champs in double moral. conservative and catholic to the bones, but at the same time having the blackest of humour in old europe. danes and dutch are the avantgarde in porn making, but in a prude protestant style whilst austrians have a long tradition in masturbating on church symols or spilling blood and shite on naked bodies on theater stages and similar things. or look at the vienna expressionist painters around 1900 (kokoschka, schiele etc), all about sex, freud and his psycho analyst mates, all about sex........
Seriously whats wrong with you?? Are there any Austrians on this board?? Masturbating in church over religious symbols!! Thats not even remotly funny :thmbdown:
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...if they really can't draw, paint or sculpt, they can always become architects since a total lack of skills, along with a lacunae of engineering knowledge, has never been considered as a disqualification for that line of work...
My oh my how right you are...nor does a survey-based, cursory knowledge of art history prevent folks from getting a PhD in that discipline

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