Art Censorship Issues: Palo Alto Event Tomorrow (1/12/11)

Debbie says:

Marlene is under the weather, which is why I’m the one recommending that Bay Area folks go to

Art Censorship Issues: a Screening of Wojnarowicz’ “Fire in My Belly” and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Annenberg Auditorium – Stanford University, 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

In response to the recent censorship of the exhibition “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, Stanford University’s Department of Art and Art History and SICA invites you to a special screening of the censored film “Fire in My Belly” by David Wojnarowicz and a panel discussion on art censorship with faculty members, students and cultural leaders from the Bay Area. Regular readers may remember Marlene’s discussion of this situation here.

Moderated by Nancy Troy, Chair, Art & Art History Department

Featuring:
Enrique Chagoya, Professor, Art Practice
Sarah Curran, Arts Programmer, SiCa
Julia Haas, Co-founder, hideseek.org
Petra Dierkes-Thrun, Visiting Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature
M. Renee Huff, Esq, ITL Law, PC
Dorian Katz, MFA Candidate, Art Practice
Larry Rinder, Director, Berkeley Art Museum
Matthew Tiews, Executive Director of Arts Program, SiCa

hideseek.org lists screenings of the film across the globe and has links to relevant articles.

This should be a really amazing event. Laurie and Marlene will be there, and I’m going to try to get there too.