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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

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 (used to list) 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.

Photo of the Week

Laurie says:

I’m back from all my travel and no longer feel like Hello I Must Be Going.  I’ll be posting regularly from now on.  No more travel (that I know of) til mid February.

Here is this week’s photo.



My work in sometimes described as pushing the ragged edge of white,  This portrait is on a very different edge.

On a another note, talking about Marlene’s post The (Renewed War On Queer Art) on the censoring of  David Wojnarowicz’s video by the National Portrait Gallery.  This YouTube of the charming nun, Sister Wendy (of PBS art programming fame),  talking to Bill Moyers, is a marvelous positive art commentary on this kind of work.  Her thoughts on Serrano’s Piss Christ applies equally to use of the Christ images with ants in Wojnarowicz’s video.

And if you keep watching, I love her thoughts on the nude body and it’s beauty.



Thanks to Rhett Gérard Poché for the pointer to Sister Wendy