[I’d like to say all the things I’m going to point to here, but I didn’t. I thought them, but Mike Barthel wrote them.]

Reading The Awl today and came across this wonderful meditation on transgression in art by Mike Barthel.
In Defense of Offensive Art…

Why should, Mister Barthel questions, offensive art be judged on moral and not aesthetic values. I won’t waste any more time detailing his arguments as his writing is lively enough. Take a moment to check it out; it’s a quick read, but a clarifying one.

The Author's reflection in a cell door at Seattle's former immigration center.

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