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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Art Censorship Issues: David Wojnarowicz's "A Fire in My Belly" / screenings at Stanford University (Stanford) and MCASD (San Diego)

David Wojnarowicz's "A Fire in My Belly" has been removed in December from the exhibition "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture" at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

Censored for the few seconds during which one can see ants crawling on a crucifix.
The result of the censorship: lots of people saw the video, removed from the Smithsonian but not from the internet.

Next Tuesday there will be a panel discussion following the screening at Stanford University. Should be interesting.

Stanford University:
Art Censorship Issues: A Screening of David Wojnarowicz's "A Fire in My Belly" and Panel Discussion
January 12, 2011
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Annenberg Auditorium
435 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

presents David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly
Through February 13, 2011.
1001 Kettner Blvd.

San Diego
, CA 92101

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