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02.21.12 Marina Galperina

The town of Wasilla, Alaska now has another claim to fame, other than electing Sarah Palin for mayor that one time, egh. Apparently, the locals think that this public artwork erected at Wasilla High School “resembles a large vagina,” which, among other things, suggests they may not know what a vagina looks like. We’re not even talking the […]

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12.22.11 Marina Galperina

The Swiss Musée de l’Elysée has cancelled their annual Lacoste Elysée Prize photography competition in support of London-based, Bethlehem-born artist Larissa Sansour, whom their cooperate sponsor has decided to exclude from the shortlist. See her three offending, “too pro-Palestinian” photographs here. […]

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09.12.11 Marina Galperina

Drawings of bloodshed, bombs and little girls behind prison bars, created by Palestine kids aged 6 to 14 in art therapy post-Operation Cast Lead, have been deemed “not appropriate for an open gallery accessible by all children” by the Oakland Museum of Children’s Art. […]

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08.17.11 Marina Galperina

Following “outrage,” avant garde composer Steve Reich is self-censoring Masatomo Kuriya’s cover image of a second plane about to this the WTC from his WTC 9/11 album. It’s comprised of amplified recordings of first responders, kids saying “suddenly it was black outside,” shmira prayers over victims’ body parts and violin drones from the Kronos Quartet […]

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