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Outcry Over Smithsonian Censorship Grows

Source: The Bay Citizen SFMOMA, Warhol Foundation and others take action after video work removed By Reyhan Harmanci Like any modern protest, last Friday’s gathering at SF Camerawork to screen the full 13-minute video piece by artist David Wojnarowicz— a

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March on New York’s Cooper-Hewitt to Protest Smithsonian Censorship

Source: ARTINFO.COM New Yorkers who want to protest the censorship of David Wojnarowicz’s video at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. get their chance on December 19. Organizers at Art+ have called a march, gathering at the Metropolitan Museum

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Banned in D.C., Welcome in Houston: CAMH Tackles Censorship Through Christ

By Steven Thomson Ants crawling on a crucifix isn’t necessarily the most offensive image to come out of the realm of contemporary art, but its appearance in the video work “Fire in My Belly” by David Wojnarowicz at a current

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Internal Tensions Over Smithsonian Censorship, Letter Reveals

A leaked Smithsonian letter written by National Portrait Gallery director Martin Sullivan suggests that the Washington, D.C., institution is riven by dissent over the recent decision to remove David Wojnarowicz‘s video “A Fire in My Belly” from the Gallery’s “Hide/Seek:

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The National Portrait Gallery Betrays Constitutional Principles by Censoring Controversial Viewpoints

A joint statement by the National Coalition Against Censorship, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, AICA-USA,Americans United for Separation of Church and State,Association of American Publishers, Catholics for Choice, Defending Dissent Foundation, District of Columbia Advocates for the Arts, Advocates

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