Ok this entire country has gone nuts. 3 weeks ago it was "we shouldn't allow girls under 16 on a fashion catwalk", then a few big discussions on this forum about the vanity fair shoot, and now this. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23743217-2,00.html Quick summary. The gallery of a prominent photographer was raided hours before opening of the exhibition. And not just any old photographer. The curator of the Art gallery of NSW called him a "master, no one in the world quite like him". Skip over the usual crap, some dodgy child protection group says "OMG there's a kid with no cloths on, PORN PORN PORN ALARM ouch ulcer." But what gets me and the topic I want to discuss (since we debated the porn topic quite to death on the vanity fair thread), is the comments by the prime minister and the state premier. The state premier's comments are easy enough "offensive and disgusting", well it's art, not everyone needs to like it. But what really gets me is our Prime Minister's response: "revolting" and "the images have no artistic merit". So rather than ask what is porn, think of what is art? Personally I find classic Picasso's art revolting and would never have that in my living room. After all it's just a bunch of squiggly lines. It doesn't even look like a real person. But I'm not the prime minister so no one listens when I decide what is and isn't art.