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11.10.11 Marina Galperina

It must be Christmas time! Remember how the GOP bullied the Smithsonian Museum into censoring a “controversial” David Wojnarowicz video piece over 11 seconds of an ant-covered crucifix? Here’s today’s Daily News cover. OUTRAGE, you guys! The article itself is a heartbreaking waste of trees, relying heavily on local Catholic spokespeople yelping “That’s not art!” […]

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02.14.11 Marina Galperina

In response to the National Portrait Gallery censoring A Fire in My Belly, Chelsea’s PPOW Gallery rounds up NYC artist David Wojnarowicz’s other “transmutation of suffering into wisdom” and Catholic-themed works. There’s a heavy Alejandro Jodorowsky vibe to the show. […]

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01.21.11 Marina Galperina

Yesterday, LA Raw protested Smithsonian Secretary Clough with BLU coffins and a DIY A Fire in My Belly cross in a Funeral Procession of Free Artistic Expression outside Town Hall LA where Clough repeated his excuses. […]

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12.15.10 Marina Galperina

Earlier this month, Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery director Martin Sullivan sheepishly and wrongly censored the video art A Fire in My Belly because it was “misunderstood” by GOP bullies John Boehner and Eric Cantor, who turned 11 seconds of a AIDS-metaphor-infused ant-covered crucifix into How the Gays Stole Christmas. This Sunday Dec. 19 at 1pm, […]

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12.07.10 Marina Galperina

To protest the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery censoring David Wojnarowicz’s video art piece after being bullied by the GOP, a Hide/Seek exhibit visitor screened A Fire in My Belly on an iPad hanging from his neck. […]

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12.01.10 Marina Galperina

After being threatened by two Republican members of the House and Catholic organizations, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery pulled David Wojnarowicz’s video A Fire in My Belly out of their exhibit. Why? Because Jesus is covered in ants and an art piece about the suffering of AIDS victims during AIDS Awareness Month would really ruin Christmas […]

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