Monthly Archives: December 2010

LA MOCA – the false dichotomy between censorship and sensitivity

The familiar “he said/ she said” binary so beloved of the media has shaped the controversy over LA MOCA’s whitewashing of a political mural as an opposition between those who define it as censorship and those who define it as … Continue reading

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Hundreds Protest Smithsonian Censorship

This Sunday, Dec 19th, hundreds of artists, curators, queer and free speech activists, as well as other supporters of free speech gathered in front of Metropolitan Museum to take part in a rally demanding that the Smithsonian return the censored … Continue reading

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LA MOCA whitewashing – is it censorship?

A mural announcing LA MOCA’s upcoming Art in the Streets exhibition, a survey of street art over the past four decades, was painted over – upon orders from the Museum – shortly after it appeared on December 8th. Was this an act of censorship or an exercise of legitimate curatorial control? The answer may depend on your definition of both terms. Continue reading

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NPG Censorship Protest in New York City – Sunday, December 19th, 1:00 PM

Stop the Censorship! Put the Wojnarowicz video back! Protest in New York City – Sunday, December 19th, 1:00 PM (details below) Send a message to the Smithsonian Institution and all of its museums: Stop the Censorship. Late in November the … Continue reading

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NCAC censored!

Censorship incidents on the web are more and more common, but it’s still rare when they happen to an anti-censorship organization like the NCAC. Network Solutions, a company providing web services, has threatened to remove TheFileroom.org, an interactive archive of … Continue reading

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Protest against Censorship at National Portrait Gallery

This is from an attendant at the protest organized by Transformer on Thursday, Dec. 2nd: The protest’s silence was very effective.  The rows standing mute along the entire width of north steps of the Portrait Gallery for about 25 minutes … Continue reading

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Production of to Kill a Mockingbird will go forward!

Victory: the Flagler Palm Coast High School production of Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD will be staged in the auditorium on February 24, 25, and 26 (two shows). It will be staged AS WRITTEN! The production was canceled last … Continue reading

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David Wojnarowicz – censored once again

If David Wojnarowicz were alive to witness his video, Fire in the Belly, attacked by the Catholic League and removed from the National Portrait Gallery, he probably would not have been surprised. Wojnarowicz’s work received its share of controversy during … Continue reading

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National Portrait Gallery Removes David Wojnarowicz Video from Exhibition

Yesterday (Nov 30th), in response to complaints from the Catholic League and several Republican representatives the National Portrait Gallery decided to remove Fire in My Belly, a video by multimedia artist David Wojnarowicz. The video was part of Hide/Seek: Difference … Continue reading

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