20 abr. 2011

El traje nuevo del emperador 01


Esta mañana leí en artforum la noticia de lo de la pieza rota de Andrés Serrano en París.

Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ Destroyed by Protesters in France

Andres Serrano’s photograph Piss Christ has been destroyed at a gallery in France after weeks of protests, The Guardian’s Angelique Chrisafis reports. It was being shown in an exhibition to mark ten years of the art dealer Yvon Lambert’s personal collection in his eighteenth-century mansion.
The work, which shows a small crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist’s urine, has previously been shown without incident in France, but for the past two weeks Catholic groups have campaigned against it, culminating in hundreds of people marching through Avignon on Saturday in protest.
Just after 11 AM on Sunday, four people in sunglasses entered the gallery where the exhibition was being held. One took a hammer from his sock and threatened security staff. A guard restrained one man but the remaining members of the group managed to smash an acrylic screen and slash the photograph with what police believe was a screwdriver or ice pick. They then destroyed another photograph, of nuns’ hands in prayer.
The culture minister, Frédéric Mitterrand, condemned the vandalism as an attack on the fundamental freedoms of creation and expression. A police complaint has been filed by the gallery and the guards. The gallery’s director, Eric Mézil, says he will keep the exhibition, titled “I Believe in Miracles,” open to the public with the destroyed work on show “so people can see what barbarians can do.”

Busco la obra y veo esto en wikipedia

Estamos todos locos?? el artista, el público, los colgados de las gafas de sol...
Por lo pronto, o este hombre se está quedando con la cara de todos nosotros, o no tiene muy claro el concepto de blasfemia.

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