Tag Archives: Wojnarowicz

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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PFAW Releases “How Not to Respond to Political Bullies” On Hide/Seek

NCAC participating organization, People For the American Way, has developed a detailed summary of the events around Hide/Seek complete with suggestions as to “what to do next time.” PFAW was one of the organizations who signed NCAC’s joint letter to … 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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Smithsonian Regents’ Response to Censorship Outrage: what does it promise?

In response to the national outrage over the removal of artist David Wojnarowicz’ video Fire In My Belly from the National Portrait Gallery following pressure from the Catholic League and Republican Congressional leaders, the Smithsonian Board of Regents formed an Advisory Panel*. Continue reading

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ARTINFO reports: After outraging the art world, several of its funders, and a giant chunk of its constituency with its fatal decision to remove David Wojnarowicz’s “Fire in My Belly” from the National Portrait Gallery’s “Hide/Seek” show, the Smithsonian has … 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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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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