Category Archives: Svetlana Mintcheva: Author

Happy Nude Year! Lawsuit Forces Display of Nudes Until January 17

Court settlement extends San Bernardino County Government Center exhibit, to compensate for time during which paintings had been removed. Today NCAC and and the ACLU of Southern California were please to see the final court settlement that extends the exhibition … Continue reading

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NY Art School Boxes Student Sperm Project

The recent rather heavy-handed treatment of Marc Bradley Johnson’s MFA thesis project at New York’s School of Visual Art (SVA) raises some interesting concerns—especially for an institution that aims to play a leadership role in the bio-art movement. Johnson’s project … Continue reading

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Art, Porn and Censorship: the Mansfield Art Center (OH) Covers up Painting

A painting, included in a juried exhibition show at the Mansfield Art Center in Ohio, was partially covered with black paper. The painting had been selected for inclusion in the show, but the management of the Art Center decided that the … Continue reading

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Art Succeeds in Starting a Conversation, But Some Call for the Cancellation of the Project

Update: Lawrence, KS officials have banned the project, saying the proposed art installation would amount to animal cruelty. The Kansas code allows “with respect to farm animals” for “normal or accepted practices of animal husbandry, including the normal and accepted … Continue reading

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Kismet Cancelled in Pennsylvania School District

The Richland, PA School District canceled a high school student production of Kismet, a 1953 musical made along the lines of stories from the Arabian Nights. The musical was planned to open in February. The reason: the proximity of the … Continue reading

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Anti-Bullying Legislation: Good Intentions, but…

A New Jersey state law coming into effect today (Sept 1st)  is considered the “toughest legislation against bullying in the nation”. It may, however, also prove to be dangerously overbroad and stifle student speech on a variety of topics. Called … Continue reading

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In Banning Books School DIstricts Betray Students

As Banned Book week approaches it appears that the book censors are in competition to suppress some the most interesting and recognized authors and books! Buckling under pressure from vocal individuals with narrow ideological agendas, school districts are betraying their … Continue reading

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