Blu on MOCA Buff and Words: “Curatorial Choice” Was “Censorship”

12.16.10 Marina Galperina

Blu updated his website to clarify that Deitch affiliates and supporters can keep on calling the buffing of his mural a “curatorial choice” all they like, it’s still an act of censorship. Blu also restates what he told ANIMAL: the mural was not finished when photographed and promptly destroyed.



some photos of the work in progress and a global view of the mural
the main idea is understandable but unfortunately the piece is not finished
I didn’t feel so motivated to spend more time on it once i learned that it was going disappear the day after.
I am stupid but not masochist.

meanwhile a very interesting debate is happening on internet
and, wonders of rhetoric, the word “censorship” magically disappears
now you can call it a “curatorial choice”
I almost totally agree with this interpretation

it is, in fact, a CURATORIAL CHOICE that involves the CENSORSHIP of a mural.

still unsure? check the word definition

The link:

CENSORSHIP is suppression of speech or other communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the general body of people as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body. [ museums included ]