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Clough Stands By Decision To Pull “A Fire In My Belly” From Hide/Seek

Despite concerns the Smithsonian’s Flashpoints and Faultlines forum would be a bland showcase designed to obscure the institution’s commitments to First Amendment principles instead of examining them, last night’s opening panels included direct criticism from the dais of Smithsonian Secretary … Continue reading

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Christian Extremists Vandalize Art — Again and Again

Last October we reported about an incident at the Loveland Museum/Gallery in Colorado where a woman ripped into a lithograph after she busted the artwork’s plexiglass case with a crowbar. She did this because God told her to do it. … Continue reading

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Famous Art Censored For Sensitive Types

In response to the disturbing story of a woman who attacked a Gauguin at the National Gallery, Flavorwire Art Editor Marina Galpernia has helpfully compiled a photo set of great works modified for those with…delicate sensibilities: Thou shall not show … Continue reading

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Senators Call For Response to Idiotic Burning of Qur’an, But What Kind?

A couple weeks ago, Terry Jones finally gave into his burning desire to burn a Qur’an. Over the weekend, Afghans rioted over online video of the burning, resulting in the deaths of up to 20 people. General Petreus called the … Continue reading

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WEAR IT PROUD

Button brought back from the March 2011 Culture Wars symposium with the Corcoran and Transformer DC.

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VIDEO: Policing The Sacred Panel at CAA, Organized by NCAC

Were you unable to make it to NCAC’s “Policing the Sacred” panel on religion and freedom of expression at this year’s CAA? Now is your chance to take in the discourse and debate with these full-length videos! The National Coalition … Continue reading

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NEWSgrist Write-up On “Policing the Sacred” CAA 2011 Panel

Joy Garnett of NEWSgrist has posted her reflections on the NCAC’s panel at CAA: ‘Policing the Sacred’ broached the most interesting age-old conundrum of art, religion and censorship. It asked that we ourselves examine the lines between hate speech, critique, … Continue reading

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Policing The Sacred – College Art Association Panel – Wednesday, February 9th, 12:30-2 PM

Policing The Sacred, organized by the National Coalition Against Censorship, looks at the volatile relationship between art, politics and religion.In recent decades the tensions between these have become intense, evident in the American culture wars of the 90s, the Danish cartoon uproar, and ongoing battles over artistic depictions of religious figures, including the recent removal of a David Wojnarowicz video from a show at the National Portrait Gallery. The panel, open to the public, takes place on Wednesday, February 9th, from 12:30-2 PM. 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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Controversial artwork vandalized in Colorado

What began as a heated protest over Enrique Chagoya’s artwork at the Loveland Museum in Colorado has ended in vandalism.  A disgruntled woman ripped into Chagoya’s controversial lithograph “The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals” after she busted the artwork’s plexiglass … Continue reading

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