Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

MERGE (of religion, politics, art and high tech): Sculpture of León Ferrari, Biennale 2007, Venice: frizztext-comment: “Sometimes I think, León Ferrari is right with his political art attack: It’s wrong to answer Muslim terrorists with a high tech Christian crusade!” comment by ScottMGS: “I recently saw a bumper sticker that would go with this: WWJB – Who would Jesus bomb?”
León Ferrari, Biennale 2007
photo taken by frizztext; for more click on the picture to visit my flickr photo stream …
ongoing discussion at flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/political-art/:
2 – Alejandra: the question is not, who would Jesus bomb, but what the people do in the name of God…
3 – kjatexas: This one should get both sides of the political debate going. Do I detect a little gadfly in you Frizz? Unfortunately we don’t see any “political art” of Jihadists cutting the heads off of living human beings. Makes you wonder about the political leanings of this artist huh!? Perhaps someone will post a still of the Jihadist holding up Nicholas Berg’s severed head.
4 – Puka Inti: When the demonstration of his paintings and sculptures was in Buenos Aires I went. I had never seen such interesting and excellent work.
5 – photographer15: you dont care about who gets bombed , this symbolism is crap, you just dont like God , your putting the blame on God . you antichrist communist!
etc. – more of this discussion (feedback no. 6-20) at flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/political-art/
related: flickrcomments.wordpress.com: the weekly photo challenges!weekly-photo-challenge: MERGE

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62 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

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  2. Love the photo, and the bumper sticker comment!


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  4. This caught my breath..If Jesus bombed his enemies that would include you and me! Instead he died for his enemies and paid for their sins on the cross. – rita


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  6. An Interesting take on the challenge. 😉


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  8. Fantastic response to this weeks challenge


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  12. Jesus Christ transcends art, war, politics, religion, science, materialism, racism, any man-made idea. He is the most significant yet most controversial, historical figure in the human race. You would never see another figure on that plane that would evoke such a visceral response. By virtue of this very thought is the admission of His uniqueness. Try substituting Buddha or Mohammed. I don’t know what a Buddhist would do but a Muslim would perhaps kill. And some “Christians” would, too. But a true Christian, I say–a true Christian–heart utters the very words of Christ, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” The art blames Amercia but we are all guilty. Even one second of hatred makes us guilty. And we have all had one second of hatred in our hearts, have we not?
    The artform is neutral. He is not. I used to deny Him, until I opened my heart and learned of Him. Those who are wise still seek Him, and find treasure that nothing on earth comes close to. If we adhered to the following written about Him, the world would know peace.
    “You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
    Though he was God,
    he did not think of equality with God
    as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;
    he took the humble position of a slave
    and was born as a human being.
    When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God
    and died a criminal’s death on a cross. Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
    and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:5-11 NLT)


  13. Merging politics and religion you are here, Frizz! Extremely important call for us to pursue in prayerfulness what Jesus is really calling us to do in foreign lands, in different and “opposing” cultures!


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  18. This is really unique! 🙂


  19. What a powerful art
    Art should not to be allways lovely


  20. My comment is only from the arena of appreciating free speech… from brilliant to incredibly stupid. On that basis you have done well with the theme. Beyond that…


  21. Very unique and effective image, and one that will remain in my mind’s eye for a while.
    after three months away from home, i am pleased to be finished with the museum showings and am like brer rabbit back in the briar patch! i look forward to catching up and seeing if there are new music posts as well!


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  23. ah, it’s symbolic.


  24. Such a powerful photo, Frizz, along with the message. Blown away.


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  26. another example for MERGE:
    The Pussy Riots conflict in Moscow:
    the three women now got a two years sentence – a chance to think two years in jail, where it is risky and where not, to MERGE religion and politics, art and feminism.


  27. julianrod about Leon Ferrari Jesus on War sculpture:
    this guy makes me a little proud of being an argentinian. when he tried to show his works in córdoba (a province of argentina) some catholics tried to stop him. fortunately freedom of expression triumphed and those people weren’t able to intervene.
    some comments please...
    click on the picture for more comments …


    • click on the picture above: more comments there, for example by “CRACAS”:

      This’s an american warplane with a name – Thunderchief – based on the native american mythology and a Jesus, so both slaughtered, although about the second one I can only guess. So US slaughtered the indians at home and then, as new world crusaders, went into this mission of spreading the word of Jes… ops I mean of the Big Companies… Hollywood was a good friend and the armed forces are the way to do it, but I can’t see Jesus on the equation. This appropriation it’s rather exagerated. America doesn’t not do Holly Wars in a classic sense… their Gods are elsewhere and btw falling down at this precise moment… although they will be saved as usual. America’s good with their millionaires… only the poors are usually discarded.

      So, the Jesus crucified on a fighter-bomb it’s pretty provocative but this thing of mixing war and religion it’s more of european thing, I think… americans it’s more “let’s show them who’s the boss here, who makes best barbecue sauce, who’s the best wifebeater, etc” and feed the weapons and testosterone industries.

      But,interesting piece of art… I’m sure caused discussions between ppl that saw it at the bienal and still does now in the web between ppl from all around the world. Art with impact, triggering emotions… that’s the way to do it. And Dietmar, thanks for posting and starting this interesting debate.


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  29. Makes you think …. 😀 Great entry Fritz!


  30. Faith means not wanting to know what is true. (Nietzsche)


  31. Interesting, and good entry to the week’s photo challenge. Enough has been said above.


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  35. wow, fantastic sculpture and love the bumper sticker too … artists and writers help us to think differently 🙂 thanks frizz!



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  38. That is great, what a striking image.


  39. This is by fa your most controversial post. he dialog added in the comment box are worth reading as each one says so much. I have to agree with wolfgangfoto – Art should not to be allways lovely ….
    Amazing, Frizz. Always getting us to think and feel.
    Isadora http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/weekly-photo-challenge-merge/


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