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... or whether it is even possible to express those variances. One and Three Chairs is an artwork that challenges its viewers to consider how artworks engage their audiences. Postmodern art's real power comes from forcing the receiver of the art to question their assumptions about what “art” is, about who and what and how art is created, and how it is received. For example, Andres Serrano’s “Piss Christ” is basically a picture of a crucifix in a bottle of urine. On the surface, it appears to be insulting religion. However, it makes a completely different point. The work says that we have crucified Christ in our pee. He's actually critiquing our postmodern cultural and artistic view. We have disregarded our most sacred conventions. We've thrown away all limits, rules, and boundaries. As such, our culture, our lives are as meaningful and pleasant as our own urine.
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