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Saturday 05 October 2013

Brighton Sculptor Puts Vaginas Behind Him To Back 'Porn Is Art' Debate

Jamie McCartney, the celebrated British artist who works out of Brighton, is the sculptor who created The Great Wall of Vagina. He was originally invited to a debate in Dublin to oppose the motion that 'Porn is Art'. After much deliberation he decided to defect and support the motion.

The event, which takes place tonight, 3rd October, at Trinity College, will be a lively and well attended event. 

The Trinity College Philosophical Society says:

"With pornography becoming an increasingly pervasive aspect of modern society, we feel that is is high time we put forward this motion as one which challenges not only its nature, but its legitimacy and its status as a modern art form."

Dennis Hof is a professional pimp who owns five legal brothels in Nevada and will be speaking on side proposition. 

He will be going head to head with legendary feminist and Guardian regular Julie Bindel, as well as professional artist Jamie McCartney, famous for his iconic Great Wall of Vagina sculpture and other challenging, sexually themed artworks. 

Jamie trained at Hartford Arts School, USA and is now working from Brighton. 

He works in many media including experimental photography. 

His work has been exhibited around the world including at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. 

He is Chairman and founder of The Sussex Artists Club and Arts Correspondent for Arts Correspondent for Absolute Magazine.

by: Mike Cobley

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