Slow ArtNews Day? Why Not Protest Something Months After the Fact!

junkyardarts January 31, 2011 Comments Off on Slow ArtNews Day? Why Not Protest Something Months After the Fact!

David Wojnarowicz crucifixWhen people are still talking about this– the David Wojnarowicz video that was removed from the Smithsonian due to pressure from culture warriors the end of November.  By the way,  Hirshborn Trustees – you missed the outrage bandwagon by 2 months.  Way to be on your game.

Is censorship bad? Of course. But seriously?  You have already expressed anger, you have already been outraged and demonstrated as much. I think it is time to go on to bigger fish and other cliches.

Besides.  The video has ‘narcissistic art school student trying to blow people’s minds‘* written all over it.  Let’s move on, shall we?

*i have a sincere distaste for video installations.  Rarely do they move past ‘boring’ and ‘seriously obnoxious’ for me.  So, take my opinion with a grain of salt – the video has significant cultural connotations…I just couldn’t give a shit.

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