Youth Corps members Tim, Eric, and Jo engage in a Lincoln Douglas debate on the resolution, “In general principle, institutional censorship of art is beneficial for protecting children in the community.” Below, Jo (on the Affirmative side) is cross-examined by Katherine (for the Negative side).
"I found the most exciting part of the presentation to be the debate. I had the privilege to introduce my side with an opening statement. Prior to my experience at the Armory, I felt that censorship was unjustifiable. But after researching the artwork of world-renowned artists such as Paul McCarthy and Marina Abromovic, I found that not all audiences are suitable for certain material because not all people will understand the ideas an artist is trying to exhibit. PLus art is all about opinion and interpretation so it’s not necessary for all types of artwork to be present to all people of the world."
-Jo, Youth Corps Phase I
Photos by Da Ping Luo