BTW #4 - Theater of the Protest

 Thomas Claveirole. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, 2009

Thomas Claveirole. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, 2009

Pressure from outside the art world, threats of violence, and an online petition nearing a million people have compelled the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York to remove several artworks from an exhibition. Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World is the title of the exhibition. The cause of the firestorm came when animal rights activists, such as Peta became aware of 3 art works.  These 3 works could be misunderstood as cruel to animals. Eric and Ando unpack this story, and in the process will most likely offend a few listeners. So let us know if they are missing the point on this episode of By The Way.

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Links

Artnet http://artnt.cm/2yGlybp , http://artnt.cm/2y8yTfA, http://artnt.cm/2gHhFv8, Change.org petition http://bit.ly/2wRn4KO, Newsweek http://bit.ly/2lkKkLN,

Music credits: Favorite Secrets by Waylon Thornton is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License and permission of the artist.