Friday, May 23, 2008
really melbourne city council?
i was going to write a post about the on-going censorship by this council, against young artists. but i can't be bothered, i haven't got time to go through all the archives trying to find pictures of this and that.
but just remember. the artist who had the palestine/israel installation. painted over.
the recent one, with the nude man and mickey mouse ears. stopped.
which of the above three am i most comfortable with? the first two. the ones where the images are connected to ideas and attitudes. do we not have freedom of thought?
the one i'm not that comfortable with is the nude man one. i don't know where it was displayed or where it was intended for display. if in the street, then i agree that people who don't want to see naked people in a public space shouldn't have to. if in a gallery, or a room, or even a little-used alley-way or lane, then it should be allowed. what the hull?
and when will it be over?
ps and the whole thing about john so never wanting to upset china shits me as well.