Protest the Censorship by the Smithsonian
Demand that the David Wojnarowicz video be reinstalled now.
Protests against this act of censorship have been issued by:
- The exhibition’s curators
- The Estate of David Wojnarowicz
- The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
- The American Civil
- Liberties Union
- The Association of Art Museum Directors
- The National Coalition
- The New York Times
As ArtInfo put it: “In response to the Smithsonian’s disgraceful act of censorship, a remarkable array of museums, galleries, and artists have come together to decry the suppression of the work.”
Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture
October 30, 2010 – February 13, 2011
at the National Portrait Gallery,
a Division of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC
This is a major ground-breaking exhibition, one of the first to bring artistic expressions of sexual difference to wide public view. It included a response to the injustices suffered by people with AIDS: A Fire In My Belly (1986-1987), a video by David Wojnarowicz.
Responding to attacks by the Catholic League and threats of future funding cuts from U.S. Representatives, Smithsonian Secretary, G. Wayne Clough, ordered the video’s removal!
Join the Protest!
Sunday, December 19, 1pm
Gather on the front steps at the Metropolitan Museum, 5th Ave. and 82nd Street.
to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, a New York Division of the Smithsonian! 5th Ave. and 91st Street.